The complaint that WWL and Entercom filed with NOPD says that a digital forensic expert concluded that the tweeted slur directed at the openly gay host came from Dunlap’s own phone.
“The investigation discovered that the tweet was sent from an IP address associated with Mr. Dunlap’s personal cell phone,” according to the police report.
The report outlines that Dunlap was seen on video surveillance walking into his office and closing the door at the time the post was made, and then walking out of his office with his phone in his hand just after the tweet went out.
Attorney Michael Banks also claimed that while later meeting with station officials, Dunlap asked how much the company would pay and threatened to publicly attack the station through a “scorched earth” campaign.
Dunlap, meanwhile, denies he sent the tweet and alleges mistreatment.
His lawyer Megan Kiefer labeled Entercom’s allegations as “defamatory.”
In a public release, she said, “We will reveal the appalling history of discrimination Seth has experienced during his eight years at Entercom as an openly gay man.”
Kiefer alleged that Entercom has allowed an anti-gay, bigoted, and hostile work environment to flourish.
“Entercom as well as its corporate lawyers were aware of instances of homophobia and discrimination and did nothing to protect Seth or its LGBTQ+ employees.”
Truly appalling discrimination he suffered if he was allowed to remain on air for 8 years – and if he chose to remain there 8 years.