Former WMAQ-TV reporter Amy Jacobson has sued CBS Corp. and its owned-and-operated station here in Chicago (WBBM-TV) for airing a video of her last year in the backyard of Craig Stebic’s house, wearing nothing but a bikini top and a towel around her waist.
Craig Stebic is the husband of missing woman Lisa Stebic, who vanished over a year ago, and some have supsepcted that he had something to do with her disapearence.
The tape, shot from a neighbor’s backyard, led WMAQ to fire Jacobson after eleven years and has claimed the incident has kept her from finding work. She also claims she and her husband were forced to move from her North Side home and move to a cramped apartment across the street.
Jacobson claims the tape was edited in a way “to create the appearance of an ‘illicit’ relationship,” according to the lawsuit.
Named in the suit are station boss Joe Ahern, news director Carol Fowler, anchor Rob Johnson, as well as a Channel 2 reporter, a Northwestern University Assistant Professor, and the next door neighbor who let Channel 2 shoot the video.
T Dog’s Think Tank: Local media blows it again (language advisory at bottom of post – hey, I didn’t put it there…)