Friend of Eric Chase Bolling Jr. Questions Report that he Was Distraught Over Father’s Scandal and Firing from Fox Nes

Eric Bolling's son Eric Chase is pictured here in 2015 before his prom. The caption from his father on the snap read, 'My guy is growing up.'
Eric Bolling’s son Eric Chase is pictured here in 2015 before his prom. The caption from his father on the snap read, ‘My guy is growing up.’

A friend of the son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling is questioning reports that he endured ’emotional torture’ over the sexual harassment claims against his father before he was found dead.

Eric Chase Bolling, 19, was found dead on Friday night in his bed. The working theory is that he died after an overdose despite no drug paraphernalia found around him, according to TMZ.

Reports have alleged that the University of Colorado Boulder student was ‘destroyed’ after his father parted ways with the cable giant amid claims he sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia to colleagues.

But one college friend told the Daily Camera that she’d be surprised if Eric Chase took his own life as that was not the kind of person he was.

The friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the college student was not ashamed that his father worked for Fox News.

‘He would always talk about his dad being on Fox News,’ she said.

‘It’s not like I really cared, since I just wanted to be his friend. But he talked about it, and he was proud of his dad. He said he had the life that he had due to his father.’

Fox News announced Friday that it had parted ways with Eric Bolling, who hosted the show ‘The Specialists’. Bolling had been suspended since last month over allegations he sent lewd photos to female coworkers.

But Eric Chase Bolling’s friend said she doesn’t believe that the gossip surrounding his father’s job situation caused him the ’emotional torture’ some news outlets reported.

‘That’s not the Eric we know,’ she said. ‘Yes, he cared about his dad, but he was a strong man. He’d faced adversity before and he always came back stronger than ever before.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail