New Orleans radio station terminates personality

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WWL Radio in New Orleans has terminated Seth Dunlap’s employment amid a twisted case of what the station says is an attempt for him to extort money from it.

  • At issue is a retweet from the station’s official account that used a homophobic slur to refer to Dunlap, who is openly gay.
  • The retweet was quickly removed and Dunlap made moves to sue the station for what he claimed was years of a hostile workplace.
  • However, the station’s internal investigation found that the retweet was allegedly posted from Dunlap’s phone.
  • The station passed this information along to the city’s police department, alleging that Dunlap had demanded $1.8 million in exchange for dropping a lawsuit against the station.
  • Shortly after the incident, Dunlap said he went on paid leave from the station.
  • However, the station ended that leave and fired him Oct. 31, 2019.