.@EricBolling was sitting with some friends at Trump Hotel in D.C. when a man walked by his table & said, loud enough for them to hear, Eric's son "killed himself because he was embarrassed by his dad.”— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) March 21, 2019
Eric followed the hateful man outside & started filming what came next... pic.twitter.com/51FhqG6Nmh
Bolling has used his son's death as an inspiration to fight against the drug crisis facing America.
On Thursday, BlazeTV host Eric Bolling, who formerly worked at Fox News, related a story about a man who targeted him with a vicious comment as he was eating dinner with friends, saying Bolling’s son, who died from an accidental overdose in 2017, killed himself because “he was embarrassed by his dad.”
One month before the death of his son, Bolling was targeted by allegations that he had sexually harassed female colleagues. Fox News suspended Bolling pending the outcome of an investigation. The Hill reported in May 2018:
Eric Bolling has said in recent interviews that litigation regarding the allegations is ongoing and prevents him from providing any details. "I'm not supposed to be talking about the lawsuits because things are still pending," he told CNN on March 25. "My wife of 20 years and I are completely on board and on the same page and that — I have never done anything like that," he also said of allegations that he sent lewd photos to three female colleagues years ago.
The same day his son died, it was announced that Bolling and Fox had parted ways, but there was no apparent connection between the two events; People magazine noted that police documents obtained by The Blast attested that Bolling’s son knew the day before his death that he had possibly ingested a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.