Do we have another Jussie Smollett situation on our hands or an impending case of defamation?
The New Orleans Police Department has obtained a search warrant for WWL Radio host Seth Dunlap’s cell phone records.
Last month, sports radio host Seth Dunlap wrote an open letter concerning New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees being connected to anti-LGBTQ group Focus on the Family. Dunlap then tweeted about the overreactions to that post. But one reply Dunlap didn’t expect to receive was a homophobic tweet from the WWL Radio Twitter page.
News then spread about the tweet and Dunlap took a leave of absence from his job. Dunlap later decided to sue the company over the tweet. But in the following weeks, there have been questions over if it was Dunlap himself that posted the tweet. WWL Radio alleges that Dunlap faked the post in order to demand nearly $2 million from the station.
According to Nola, “the forensic investigation found an IP address — a unique number given to a piece of hardware, such as a cellphone — connected to the tweet that was associated with Dunlap’s phone.”
Dunlap’s attorney, Megan Kiefer, reacted to these allegations by stating that fourteen employees have password access to WWL’s twitter account and not just Dunlap. In addition, Kiefer released polygraph results to clear her client of suspicion.
“Due to the lack of any evidentiary updates from Entercom, Seth voluntarily submitted to a polygraph test administered by a certified and licensed expert polygraph examiner,” Kiefer stated. “The results of the testing, which have a 95 percent accuracy rate, concluded that Seth was truthful during the polygraph testing, and completely exonerated Seth from any involvement in the offense tweet whatsoever.”
“It is our understanding that up to fourteen (14) Entercom employees have password access to WWL’s twitter account,” Kiefer added. “Seth is not one of the employees that had any access whatsoever to the Twitter account at the time of the offense tweet. Of note, we have requested information about whether Entercom’s employees, including the fourteen employees who have password access to WWL’s twitter account, have submitted to voluntary or mandatory polygraph testing, and Entercom has refused to respond to that request.”
Despite Dunlap and Keifer’s argument, police are still investigating the situation. Their warrant is seeking information from T-Mobile to truly discover if Dunlap is at fault or not.