Bobby Brown Refutes Bail Claims On Joyner Show; WIHT Fires Back
March 8, 2007 at 2:45 PM (PT)
Controversial R&B singer BOBBY BROWN on this morning’s nationally syndicated TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW disputed CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WIHT (HOT 99.5)/WASHINGTON's claims regarding his jail release.
In his first comments to the media since being released from jail, BROWN said WIHT did not pay his bail in return for him spending a week on their morning show. Along with his attorney, PHAEDRA PARKS, BROWN said, "No, that didn't happen. They didn't pay it. A bunch of my friends got together and got me out." When JOYNER asked if the station was lying, BROWN said, "Yeah, they lied."
Attorney PARKS said they had spoken to the station about doing this deal, "however, they never paid a penny toward BOBBY’s bail bond." She explained that BROWN was released when his brother brought the $19,150.
But WIHT is refuting BROWN and PARKS' claims. They've posted a link to emails they exchanged with PARKS in which they agree to pay the bail and PARKS accepts the deal for BROWN to work at the station. Check it all out here.
Meanwhile, the station is going to "repurpose" the bail money and give $1,000 to 20 people who promise to "pay it forward" and "promise to make the world just a little bit better along the way."