After initial reports that WWL Radio host Seth Dunlap was planning to sue his employer after the station Twitter account posted an anti-gay slur about him, a new police report paints a different picture.
- In the report, obtained by The Times Picayune and New Orleans Advocate, WWL Radio is now claiming Dunlap sent the tweet himself.
- The report goes on to allege that Dunlap was facing financial problems and is angling to get $1.8 million from the company over the incident.
- Kevin Cassidy, a senior vice-president and market manager for Entercom New Orleans filed an extortion attempt report against Dunlap.
- The report also alleges that Dunlap and his attorney met with management and threatened to go “scorched earth” about the tweet unless they paid up.
- The report also mentions that Dunlap was captured on security cameras entering his office and closing the door right before the tweet was posted to the station’s account.
- According to the report, Dunlap then opened his door shortly after the tweet was sent and that he mentioned the tweet several times from his personal account before it was deleted.
- In addition to the now disputed tweet, Dunlap, who is openly gay, alleges the a hostile and homophobic work environment that has gone on for years.