On most normal days radio personalities talk about news stories - very rarely do they become the news.
Meet Seth Dunlap, a New Orleans sports radio personality who was recently called a homophobic slur by someone using his station's Twitter account.
According to a new report, Seth sent that Tweet himself.
Does this mean Seth Dunlap is the Jussie Smollett of New Orleans radio?
A WWL radio host who was the target of a homophobic slur tweeted from the station's Twitter account has been accused of sending the slur himself, according to a complaint filed with the New Orleans Police Department by the radio station.
The slur came in a tweet that was sent from the station's account and was directed at radio host Seth Dunlap, one of the station's employees.
Dunlap is openly gay and has written and talked about being a gay man covering professional sports.
The tweet was immediately deleted, but not before thousands of followers took screen grabs and shared them, adding their shocked and angry reactions.
According to the police report filed by WWL radio on Tuesday, the station claims that Dunlap threatened them, and demanded more than $1.8 million in compensation in a meeting with his legal team and Entercom’s legal team on Sept 10.
Dunlap asked Entercom’s legal team how much money they would pay him before he went “scorched earth” about the incident, according to the police report.
Entercom did not offer Dunlap any money, so his legal team asked for the $1.8 million payment, according to the report.
WWL radio claims in the police report that a digital forensic expert concluded that the homophobic slur was sent from Dunlap’s cellphone.
The complaint filed by WWL radio also claims that Dunlap was facing personal financial troubles, which included unpaid credit cards and personal loans that went to collections.
The police report says that on the day of the incident, Dunlap was in his office with the door closed at the time the tweet was posted. The report claims Dunlap opened his office door shortly after.
The report claims Dunlap left his office, and Security footage showed him with an associate looking at his cellphone, presumably talking about the tweet.