Prosecutors Drop Assault Charges Against Syndicated Host Kane
August 11, 2016 at 4:14 AM (PT)
The WASHINGTON POST reports that MARYLAND prosecutors have dropped assault charges against iHEARTMEDIA syndicated air personality and Top 40 WIHT (HOT 99.5)/WASHINGTON morning man KANE (real name: PETER DEIBLER), following the lead of the state attorney's office, which determined last month that the case should not be prosecuted, and a judge's ruling last month that lifted a protective order obtained by KANE's ex-wife and questioned whether the allegations rose to the level of second-degree assault.
The couple are in the midst of a bitter divorce, which KANE has spoken about on his show and wife NATASHA DEIBLER has written about on her blog.
In the protective order hearing last month (NET NEWS 7/1), MONTGOMERY COUNTY Judge TERRENCE MCGANN, noted that the two sides had "wildly different" accounts of the MAY 25th incident and that the couple "dislike(s) each other. They despise(s) each other. They detest each other. They loathe each other." And MONTGOMERY COUNTY State's Attorney's Office spokesman RAMON KORIONOFF said that investigators had tried and failed to interview NATASHA DEIBLER and that based on the hearing and her resistance to cooperate, "our front line prosecutor had reason to believe that the case should not be prosecuted."