(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — Recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing journalist Yashar Ali for defamation and is seeking $50 million in damages.

The lawsuit comes just days after Ali wrote a story for HuffPost claiming more than a dozen sources told him Bolling sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.”

Fox News suspended Bolling the next day amid an investigation into the claims.

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