Imus Sued Over Live Spot Read
January 24, 2008 at 1:44 PM (PT)
DON IMUS is facing more trouble, this time from an advertiser who is suing the host and former bosses CBS RADIO/INFINITY BROADCASTING and Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK for over $4 million over a live spot in which IMUS insulted the advertiser's book.
FLATSIGNED PRESS bought a 30-second live spot in JANUARY, 2007 to promote a book by former President GERALD FORD about the JFK assassination, but when IMUS read the copy, he said "this seems a little cheesy to me" and added "Obviously, these bastards have been waiting for him to croak so they can unload these." The lawsuit charges that IMUS' changes in the copy were against the agreement the advertiser signed with the station.