Judge Dismisses Much Of Sidekick's Harassment Suit Against Morning Host
September 6, 2006 at 5:57 AM (PT)
Most of the allegations in a former Country WSOC-F/CHARLOTTE morning co-host's suit against the station's former morning host, the station, and parent company CBS RADIO have been dismissed by a judge, reports the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER's MARK WASHBURN.
CARRIE ANN BOGGESS sued JEFF ROPER for harassment, indimidation, and threats in 2004, but U.S. District Judge ROBERT CONRAD JR. ruled that BOGGESS had not produced evidence to show malicious intent or that the station had any reason to believe that ROPER was being abusive. The Judge, dropping CBS and the station from the suit, called ROPER's alleged conduct "boorish" but "not extreme and outrageous." A battery claim involving an allegation that ROPER slapped BOGGESS' hand away from a thermostat is being allowed to continue. ROPER is now at DOUBLE O RADIO Country WWNU (NEW 92)/COLUMBIA, SC.