Newlywed Says Clear Channel Defamed Her
Hana Augins is a newlywed whose husband is currently serving in Afghanistan but for some reason she is being accused of carrying the child of football star, Chad Ochocinco.
Clear Channel radio host, “Jonesy” posted a pic of Augins on Power99 station’s website under the heading: ‘Chad Ochocinco’s Baby Mama Revealed!!!!!’
A woman known only as “Paige” called in to the “Jonesy in the Morning” show and claimed to be three months pregnant with Chad’s child. Miss Jones then received a photo from Paige and did not verify its authenticity before posting it.
The complaint characterizes the act as an “electronic onslaught.”
When Jonesy received a cease-and-desist letter from Augins’ attorney, requesting that the host apologize to Augins, once per hour during her show, Miss Jones sent a response, “Tell ur lawyer he’s a f**kin fool if he thinks I’m apologizing to you once an hour on air or at all! Yall are greedy bastards trying to get a payday but it aint gonna happen.”
She seeks punitive damages for defamation, invasion of privacy, infringement of the right of publicity, and reckless infliction of emotional distress. Defendants include Clear Channel Communication, Radio One, and Robert Littal dba Black Sports Online but not Tarsha Jones/Jonesy.