Guests Sue Bill Cunningham Over TV Pilot
June 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WLW-A/CINCINNATI host BILL CUNNINGHAM's television pilot taping for TRIBUNE BROADCASTING has resulted in a lawsuit by the parents of child beauty pageant contestants who say they were mistreated during the JUNE 12th taping.
The CINCINNATI ENQUIRER's JOHN KIESEWETTER is reporting that the parents say they were told that they would be portrayed on "THE BIG WILLIE SHOW" in a positive light, only to be accused of "physically and sexually abusing their children." In addition, the suit alleges that CUNNINGHAM and the audience "continued to verbally accost" the mothers after the children were taken backstage. The suit, in COOK COUNTY Circuit Court in CHICAGO, seeks at least $50,000 in damages and the destruction of the show tapes.
CUNNINGHAM and COX RADIO Classic Rock WHPT (102.5 THE BONE)/TAMPA syndicated host BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE taped talk show pilots for TRIBUNE this month.