If what liberals say is true about conservatives being racists, white supremacists and homophobes, why do so many people of color and gays have to fake attacks? It happens all the time.
The last guy to try to pull it off was a little more capitalistic and after he sent himself an email calling himself a fag, he turned around and filed a lawsuit against his employer for $1.8 million dollars. New Orleans based WWL radio host Seth Dunlap allegedly received an email on the station’s Twitter account that said, “You are a fag.” That’s when he sued.
The radio station decided to hire a computer forensics firm to find out who sent the offending tweet and it was traced back to Dunlap’s phone. I guess the $1.8 million is out of the question now. He never saw that one coming. You would think he would have used a device that couldn’t be traced back to him.
Another week, another hoax hate crime from a protected class. Today’s installment features New Orleans based WWL radio host Seth Dunlap, who cried wolf, err, discrimination, after the radio station’s twitter account retweeted him and added “You’re a fag.”
New Orleans police have opened a probe into a claim from the management at WWL Radio and its parent company, that radio host Seth Dunlap used the station’s official Twitter account to post an offensive tweet and then extorted the station for $1.85 million.
The complaint that WWL and Entercom filed with NOPD says that a digital forensic expert concluded that the tweeted slur directed at the openly gay host came from Dunlap’s own phone.
“The investigation discovered that the tweet was sent from an IP address associated with Mr. Dunlap’s personal cell phone,” according to the police report.
The report outlines that Dunlap was seen on video surveillance walking into his office and closing the door at the time the post was made, and then walking out of his office with his phone in his hand just after the tweet went out.
Attorney Michael Banks also claimed that while later meeting with station officials, Dunlap asked how much the company would pay and threatened to publicly attack the station through a “scorched earth” campaign.
Dunlap, meanwhile, denies he sent the tweet and alleges mistreatment.
His lawyer Megan Kiefer labeled Entercom’s allegations as “defamatory.”
In a public release, she said, “We will reveal the appalling history of discrimination Seth has experienced during his eight years at Entercom as an openly gay man.”
Kiefer alleged that Entercom has allowed an anti-gay, bigoted, and hostile work environment to flourish.
“Entercom as well as its corporate lawyers were aware of instances of homophobia and discrimination and did nothing to protect Seth or its LGBTQ+ employees.”
She said she would be preparing a lawsuit and complaint to discuss this in more detail.
In the police report, WWL outlines how Dunlap is allegedly in financial trouble, faced with collection efforts and wage garnishment requests for “a variety of unpaid credit cards and personal loans.”
If charged with and convicted of extortion, Dunlap could face 15 years in prison.
It’s not clear how long the NOPD investigation will take.