Former New Orleans Radio Host Convicted Of Criminal Mischief For False Police Report
January 19, 2015 at 4:18 AM (PT)
Former NEW ORLEANS radio host JENNIFER GAUBERT has been convicted of criminal mischief for falsely reporting that a cab driver had attempted to extort her.
The NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE reports that GAUBERT, an attorney who formerly hosted "LAW OUT LOUD" on NORTHSHORE's News-Talk WGSO-A and then-Classic Rock WJSH (104.7 THE JOINT)/NEW ORLEANS, was convicted of misdemeanor criminal mischief for the false report, which followed a simple battery conviction in 2012; GAUBERT, faced with cabbie HERVEY FARRELL reporting her alleged assault to the police and a cellphone video taken by FARRELL that showed her, according to the ADVOCATE, "slurring a plea for sex while exposing her genitals to him," alleged that FARRELL had taken upskirt video of her, leading to his jailing for almost 30 hours.
FARRELL denied GAUBERT's allegations that he had demanded money for the video when sending it to her attorney via e-mail, and police declined to press charges. FARRELL has also filed a civil suit against GAUBERT and a federal civil rights suit against GAUBERT and the city for false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and kidnapping.
GAUBERT, who could face up to six months in prison, remains free on $25,000 bail; a sentencing hearing is scheduled for FEBRUARY 13th.