AAR: Rhodes Wasn't Mugged
October 16, 2007 at 10:54 AM (PT)
Rumors of RANDI RHODES' mugging are untrue, AIR AMERICA RADIO tells the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. This refutes reports on a liberal blog and on fellow talk host JON ELLIOTT's show that RHODES had been badly hurt in an attack while she walked her dog SUNDAY night in MANHATTAN.
The reports touched off speculation on RHODES' message board and elsewhere in the blogosphere, blaming the alleged attack on an attempt by conservatives to silence RHODES and calling it a "hate crime," but the host's lawyer tells the DAILY NEWS that she was injured in a fall while walking her dog, and that she will be back on the air THURSDAY and was not attacked.