Former New Orleans Radio Host Faces Charges She Filed False Police Report
October 2, 2013 at 4:29 AM (PT)
A former NEW ORLEANS radio host is facing charges of filing a false police report after police said her story of being extorted by a cab driver was fictional, reports the NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE/NOLA.COM.
Police alleged JENNIFER GAUBERT, an attorney who formerly hosted "LAW OUT LOUD" on NORTHSHORE's WGSO-A and WJSH/NEW ORLEANS, made up her story about cab driver HERVEY FARRELL filming her underneath her skirt while she was intoxicated during a cab ride in APRIL 2012. FARRELL was jailed on AUGUST 29th based on GAUBERT's charges; After FARRELL first contacted the police with a claim that GAUBERT had battered him when she was a passenger in his car, GAUBERT countered that she told him about her "local notoriety," which she said made her a target for extortion, and that FARRELL had threatened to release the video unless she gave him $1,000, but police spokesman CHRISTOPHER BOWMAN told the paper, "We didn't feel there was a basis for the charges,"
FARRELL told THE ADVOCATE that he took video of GAUBERT as a precaution. "I didn’t feel comfortable. It’s a risky job. Either people are robbing cab drivers or killing cab drivers. I recorded it to protect myself. She put false charges on me, dude. I spent almost 40 hours in (prison) for something I didn’t do. I’m the victim. If I didn’t have that video, guess where I’d be right now?”