Updated with New Information 1/31
Alycia Lane filed a praecipe to issue writ of summons, typically a precursor to a lawsuit, against CBS3 Tuesday in Common Pleas Court. Lane, and her attorney Paul Rosen, have requested to depose CBS3 President Michael Colleran and News Director Susan Schiller. The legal filing also asks for Lane's CBS3 personnel file as well as any documents related to her Jan. 7 termination and any documents that reference her ex-husbands Dino Calandriello, Jay Adkins, as well as Dr. Phil McGraw, on whose show she cried, Prince Albert of Monaco, whom the New York Post's Page Six reported she had flirted with, and of course Rich Eisen, the married NFL Network anchor to whom Lane e-mailed bikini pics of herself, therefore upsetting his wife Suzy Shuster. Any documents pertaining to Shuster are also being sought by Lane.
Lane and attorney Rosen have also asked for any documents or personnel files pertaining to the firing by CBS3 of "any other anchor or reporter of Latina descent, African-American descent or the descent of any other minority group." Could Lane, dubbed the "Latina Bombshell" by the People Paper's Stu Bykofsky in 2003, be playing the race card?
A call to Rosen was not immediately returned, nor were messages left for a CBS3 spokeswoman.
Lane's termination of course was related to a Dec. 16 incident, first reported here, in which Lane was alleged to have assaulted a New York Police Department officer and called her a "f---ing dyke." She faces hearing April 3 in New York. Through her criminal attorney David Smith, Lane has denied these charges.
Though Lane's filing lists her address as the Lanesborough Apartments, at 1601 Locust St., she doesn't live there. Rosen said the address was a mistake and will be corrected. He also said the filing issued to CBS 3 asks for station president Colleran to be deposed Feb. 20 and for News Director Schiller the following day.
"We've seen the filing," said CBS 3 spokeswoman Joanne Calabria. "There is nothing new here. We believe we made our position on this matter clear in our previous statements." The station's Jan. 7 announcement of Lane's firing said that as she had become the news so many times, it would be impossible for her to continue to report the news.