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Radio Station Accuses Gay Host of Tweeting Homophobic Slur at Himself

Radio Station Accuses Gay Host of Tweeting Homophobic Slur at Himself

Radio Station Accuses Gay Host of Tweeting Homophobic Slur at Himself

This is getting messy.

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When WWL sports radio host Seth Dunlap publicly came out as gay earlier this month, no one could have predicted how messy the whole thing would be.

The radio station’s own Twitter account called Dunlap a “fag” after his honesty, resulting in the host taking an immediate leave of absence from his show.

While WWL originally said they had no idea how the tweet was sent and were conducting an investigation, they are now accusing Dunlap of hijacking their Twitter account and posting the slur himself.

A police report has been filed claiming a private investigation linked the tweet to Dunlap’s personal cell phone, and saying that he demanded $1.85 million from the station after the tweet, according to NOLA.

Dunlap’s attorney, Megan Kiefer, confirmed that he requested the money as compensation for the event and threw out an accusation of her own — that WWL’s attorneys threatened criminal prosecution to get him to settle. She also said that he passed a lie detector test showing that he did not, in fact, send the tweet, and did not have access to the Twitter account.

“It is truly reprehensible [the station] would be attempting to blame the victim of its own anti-LGBT culture, and they are only compounding the severe damage that Mr. Dunlap has experienced at the hands of Entercom,” Kiefer said.

A former host at WWL has also come out in Dunlap’s defense, calling the accusations against him “ludicrous.”

 

Dunlap reportedly plans to bring a lawsuit against Entercom, WWL's parent company, claiming they knowingly "allowed an anti-gay, bigoted, and hostile work environment to flourish."

Meanwhile, the New Orleans police department is currently investigating WWL's complaint.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.