March 15, 2012 01:35pm
Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough
by: Company Press Release
RadarOnline Exclusive: Gloria Allred Suing CBS for Discrimination, Client Wasn't Sexy Enough to be Weatherman
Powerhouse Attorney, Gloria Allred, is representing respected television news weather broadcaster, Kyle Hunter, who claims in a new lawsuit that he was denied an employment opportunity to work in prime time because of his age and gender, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The lawsuit alleges that Hunter attempted to interview for two vacancies at KCBS and Kcal, both in Los Angeles, but he wasn't even given the opportunity to interview for the positions because, "Kcal and KCBS decided to hire young attractive women as weather broadcasters in prime time rather than men in order to induce more men to watch their prime time newscasts." CBS owns the KCBS and Kcal affiliates.
"Despite having distinguished qualifications including being certified with the American Meteorological Society, and winning the 2009 'Golden Mike' award as 'Best Television Weathercaster' KCBS did not contact Mr. Hunter for an interview, or otherwise show any interest in his candidacy....KCBS hired an attractive young female as Johnny Mountain's replacement, and the gender and age of his replacement were key considerations in the hiring decision. Mr. Hunter was far more qualified, and far more experienced than the female hired to replace Mr. Mountain...in its desire to fill the opening with an attractive female, KCAL dropped its own stated preference for an "Ams" (American Meteorological Society). While Mr. Hunter has an Ams certification, Hunter is informed and believes that the female who was hired did not have an Ams certification," the lawsuit states.
Jackie Joyner, a beautiful busty blonde, is KCBS' weathercaster, and fellow blonde hotty, Evelyn Taft is Kcal's weather girl. Hunter is seeking unspecified damages, attorneys' fees, and punitive damages.
For the full story go to RadarOnline.com: http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/03/gloria-allred-suing-CBS-weatherman-not-sexy-enough