James Whale Suing U.K.'s TalkSPORT
August 14, 2008 at 4:57 PM (PT)
Former UTV U.K. national Sports station TALKSPORT evening host JAMES WHALE is suing the station in two separate actions for wrongful dismissal. WHALE was fired in MAY for telling listeners to vote for BORIS JOHNSON over KEN LIVINGSTONE for Mayor of LONDON on a MARCH 20 broadcast. He has filed a lawsuit in LONDON's high court and has also filed a complaint with a tribunal.
WHALE, who hosts a show at PLAY RADIO UK and will be filling in for CLIVE BULL on GLOBAL RADIO Talk LBC 97.3/LONDON next week, told the GUARDIAN that he has been "forced into this position. I wish I hadn't been treated like this and would quite like to get on with my life."