Fired News10NBC Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell has filed a lawsuit against his former employer. Kappel is claiming breach of contract, defamation and infliction of emotional distress through his firing.
Kappell was fired at the beginning of the year, after being accused of using a racial slur on-air. He says the incident was an honest flub when he mixed up his words. Kappell released a statement saying "The decision to file a lawsuit against the station was a difficult one. However, we felt it was a necessary one considering the damage done to my reputation, career and the future livelihood of my family.”
WHEC released a statement saying it will defends its decision to fire Kappel to the fullest.