Televangelist Pat Robertson defended Fox News host Eric Bolling on “The 700 Club,” and claimed that sexual harassment allegations of Fox News personalities — the late CEO Roger Ailes and former host Bill O’Reilly — are part of some conspiracy.
Bolling is accused of sending lewd pictures to multiple female colleagues, noted NBC News. HuffPost reported “Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.” Bolling has been suspended while Fox News investigates the allegations.
Robertson insisted that he was not a conspiracy theorist and then explained his unproven conspiracy theory about unidentified people sending “salacious material” to women to somehow framing Fox News hosts:
Easy to do? Absolutely. Is it being done? Probably. And the latest attack is against a guy named Eric Bolling, who I think is a straight arrow. He was on this program, he’s a dedicated Catholic, goes to mass every day, a very nice man. They’ve pulled him off the air because somebody sent some pictures ostensibly over his name.
So easy to do now and anybody can make charges. Ladies and gentlemen, if this is going on—and they could easily do it, I’m not a conspiracy theorist but it’s so easy to see what is being done—I think it’s a terrible shame and Fox had better … gird up their loins and realize that people are going after them and know that this is a game that people are playing. Anybody could send a salacious piece of literature and say it came from Sean Hannity or it came from this one or it came from the other one. Totally bogus.