New Orleans radio host preparing to sue over anti-gay tweet: Report

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After WWL Radio’s Twitter account tweeted a homophobic slur at one of its own hosts, local New Orleans newspapers are reporting that host is preparing to sue.

  • The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate have obtained a copy of a statement from Seth Dunlap saying, through his attorney, saying that he had submitted to a polygraph test.
  • According to the statement, Dunlap did this proactively to tap down any speculation that he sent the tweet himself.
  • Earlier this month, the WWL Radio Twitter account responded to a tweet from Dunlap’s personal Twitter account with an anti-gay slur.
  • In the statement, Dunlap says that 14 people at the station, owned by Entercom, have access to the station’s account — and he is not one of them.
  • Dunlap, who is openly gay, suggests that the tweet is just part of what he alleges has been a hostile, homophobic work environment for years.
  • WWL Radio, which shares a common history and call letters with TV station WWL, have a content sharing arrangement, but the two stations are separately owned (Tegna owns the TV station).