NBC News Hit With Lawsuits TVNewser
NBC News has had two lawsuits filed against it, reports TVNewser.com. One of the suits was filed by a former freelance producer, with the other coming from a Michigan construction worker who was misidentified as a criminal during an episode of MSNBC’s “Caught on Camera,” the website reports.
Former “Dateline” producer Kimberly Lengle is suing NBC News for allegedly assigning her to "dangerous sexual role-play stories," including answering sex ads, the article reports, while the network allegedly didn’t assign any of her male colleagues to similar coverage.
“We took this freelancer’s allegations very seriously and determined that her claims were entirely without merit,” an NBC News spokesperson told the publication. “We will vigorously defend our position in this case.”
The other case involves a man named Keith Todd, who was reportedly identified as a criminal on “Caught on Camera,” although the police arrested a man named Todd Keith.
“After Keith Todd sent MSNBC a letter asking for a retraction, the network stopped airing reruns of that episode, and also pulled footage from its website. In his lawsuit, Todd cites public humiliation and loss of employment income as the results of MSNBC’s mistake,” the story notes.