D.A.'s Defamation Case Against Blogger Includes WAEB, Host Bobby Gunther Walsh As Co-Defendants
February 17, 2015 at 3:59 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WAEB-A/ALLENTOWN, PA host BOBBY GUNTHER WALSH, the station, and parents CAPSTAR TX LLC and iHEARTMEDIA INC. are co-defendants in a defamation lawsuit by LEHIGH COUNTY District Attorney JIM MARTIN against a blogger who said both on his blog and on WALSH's show that MARTIN is "crooked," "corrupt" and "fixes" cases.
The ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL reports that MARTIN has sued blogger BILL VILLA and WALSH in the Court of Common Pleas of LEHIGH COUNTY.
In an e-mail to the CALL, VILLA, who has been at odds with MARTIN since 2006, when he felt that MARTIN mishandled the prosecution of the drunk driver who killed his daughter, called the suit "nonsense/vendetta litigation" and an attempt to silence free speech, and added, "If the first judge who sees this malicious and vexatious farce doesn't toss it, I intend to pulverize Mr. MARTIN in court." MARTIN is alleging that VILLA made false statements about him on WALSH's show at least 11 times in 2014.