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Kelly sort of back in session on the docket today -- Palm Springs, California news anchor -- -- -- Casey finds herself in the middle of a nasty legal dispute between her station CBS affiliate -- her old boss.
Seems that boss never wanted to hire Casey.
He claimed that a simple Google search turned up some racy photos that Casey in skimpy outfits on erotic web sites.
The website in which she was even selling packages of her undergarments online.
That former boss's name is Jeff Allen says the station made him higher Casey anyway and it booted out of the station when he complaint.
Natalie that's at Allen says the station's owner.
Suggested that he was too old for his job and now that guy is suing his station alleging age discrimination.
But does he actually have a case let's ask our panel.
He's here Wednesday Fox News legal analyst and Julia morrow is it defense attorney and former prosecutor good morning ladies good morning name Bob Wright under the -- get this felt it did although we see.
He's not -- late -- before we don't know whether she's one of them.
Oh what she did nothing acre you -- she's got -- you know what's amazing magazine she said that.
She was the swimsuit model I've never seen a swimsuit model modeling -- the top and just the bottom my.
I let this kind of similar swimsuits and I am well.
Well what we don't want out of the one big California yeah.
At the end of the day -- what you've got is someone who was fired because of his age because he was a whistle blower and because he complained about the hiring in this woman who has unqualified.
And it was hired in the salary higher than what normally is given to someone that position.
You know would you assume the complaint hit his in his evidence that she's not qualified -- is based on these pictures he says he says oh the other female reporters objected to your other female reporters -- the hiring -- well if that was the standard -- Whether you attributing it.
You know half the women in TV would.
-- -- Yeah I understand that there's a there's probably a lot of Johnson -- jealousy kidney going on there including from this man just Alan.
But in this lawsuit baseless look at the players here at -- the fifty something African Americans sportscaster he wasn't fired.
-- that is so our viewers now because we didn't introduce -- -- -- -- right that's an anchor this news director got fired said he got fired because he didn't want Casey to be hired and because this guy and really got fired despite the fact that he's an African American that he's over the age of forty and that he had a stroke and and the guy that fired said you can't do that don't fire him.
And they did it anyway.
So go ahead -- okay thank you -- so Ed Whelan got fifty something African American he wasn't fired because of -- region's great.
His contract was up.
And his popularity had been waning.
Casey Montoya she's thirty something she's a female she wasn't just hired because of her agent her gender she counted she's experience she's Award winning and she have a degree in broadcast journalism number three -- Allen the fifty something new director.
He wasn't fired because of his agent and whistle blowing he would read stop reported -- or on the job.
The ratings are suffering at the station while under his watch and he was the burrow under the saddle of the new management -- he had to go out.
Such an do you -- you know certainly can't otherwise this nation had a good reason to get rid of the -- didn't have anything do with Casey -- that other anchor anything else and then he wasn't very good.
Well you know I love Julia and I agree with -- this this Casey is a very experienced what I mean how many women do you know Megan at three aliases.
In his underwear sold on the Internet.
Why does this woman was not qualified she's overpaid for the job everybody in the station knew that she was coming in.
At a level higher dubbed the bosses were forced to hire her I don't have to tell you what's going on behind you know this lawsuit but what you've got his -- Wheeling and this guy was fired when there were no complaints about him to fire as an American fired African American -- that Allen -- is now bringing this lawsuit is Israel is saying that.
I was sent fired as a whistle -- this guy and well and had no negative reports he had no warnings it was -- discrimination and when when the guy is bringing a lawsuit now says he can't fire -- he's African American he's older and there's no problem -- -- they said hey look letting your 54 don't you think you're a little too old for this yet.
This is glad the nation is going to have is that they've got bring in the complaint now says that a specific sentence was said to have about -- aides say.
Don't you think -- old for -- job is -- that are I think it's don't yet don't you think ritual that's that that's a pretty good discriminatory allegation I mean if you can prove that may have acclaim.
Well -- -- right -- but actually under Oregon law that I statements alone such as that are not sufficient to rise to the level of age discriminate all like there has to be a whole host of factors playing in the event and here.
Where you can point to a legitimate non discriminatory basis for the firing.
All the other stuff going to go out the window yeah yeah.
I hate it tennis business about the girl what's -- -- it's true right David wall comes of this panel he represents -- is that she was never out of pornographic website.
Is Monica did say she loved teasing -- viewers whether innocent but naughty sexy schoolgirl a PL.
If that's true they hired her anyway didn't have got have a right to object Julia and -- the fox station that fired him for doing so well made it seem not let.
Like a dichotomy with with a serious journalist being on you know these naughty web site.
But look at the look at the firemen in New York firemen and the hunk calendar I mean here these guys out there risking their lives every day fighting fires and yet.
Or in this calendar of how do you like Sierra rose is not maybe more like an hour and what it meant I guess.
My gut it any easier fresher in my.
The way we -- specifically say don't you think -- little too old for this job it's a violation of the equal -- the age discrimination in employment act it is safe from federal violation I don't care -- Oregon law says this lawsuit is based on federal law it is solid she's not qualified at the end of the day they were fired because they were older.
-- very popular anchor.
Didn't even do thanks so much for your -- thought I'd let you know our our viewers I have read the news directors complaints should be it seems weak.
Maybe he can prove age discrimination may be but normally one comment is not enough.
But retaliation for not backing this woman Casey Montoya but there's nothing to suggest.
That that was the reason the station fired him television is a tough business lots of firings.
Some are illegal many are not folks need to keep an open mind on this.
Where is that bill what was the name of that website.
That this thing did athletics draw.
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