FCC Rejects Thompson's Complaint Against Beasley
June 4, 2007 at 8:51 AM (PT)
The FCC rejects FLORIDA attorney JACK THOMPSON's complaint against BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP, parent of Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI and Classic Rock WRXK (96.1 K-ROCK)/FT. MYERS, alleging that BEASLEY had "engaged in threats, abuse and intimidation against him" in retaliation for his numerous indecency complaint filings against the stations.
The Commission says that THOMPSON failed to substantiate his allegations against BEASLEY and adds that THOMPSON's allegations "cannot be viewed in isolation from his own conduct toward BEASLEY and its counsel," citing THOMPSON's press releases and letters calling BEASLEY a "criminal enterprise." In the lengthy decision, the Commission also rejects THOMPSON's claims that he had been threatened on-air by former WQAM host SCOTT FERRALL (now at SIRIUS), that BEASLEY had directed counsel NORM KENT to file retaliatory lawsuits against THOMPSON, or that law firm TEW CARDENAS LLP had filed complaints against THOMPSON with the FLORIDA BAR as part of a pattern of harassment and intimidation.