Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Opie's Philly fiancee sues New York Post

Lynsi Smigo, the Northeast-raised fiancee of radio host Gregg "Opie" Hughes, has sued the New York Post seeking $10 million over an April 23 item suggesting that she had made a sex tape with Chester County "Jackass" Bam Margera.

Opie's Philly fiancee sues New York Post

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Lynsi Smigo, the Northeast-raised fiancee of radio host Gregg "Opie" Hughes, has sued the New York Post seeking $10 million over an April 23 item suggesting that she had made a sex tape with Chester County "Jackass" Bam Margera. The paper, presumably under legal pressure, reported May 5 that in fact Margera and Smigo had never even met. On April 24 we wrote about Opie, of XM's "Opie & Anthony" show, offering $100,000 to anyone who could produce a copy of such a tape. The New York Post's Page Six item did not mention Smigo by name, but we did, on May 5, in covering Page Six's correction. Smigo's suit cites our report in which we mentioned her having graduated from Archbishop Ryan and attending Drexel as adding to the pain and suffering she experienced as a result of the false and allegedly defamatory Post piece. Her suit was filed in New York State Supreme Court and also names Steppin' Out magazine's Chaunce Hayden in the suit, as he was quoted as the source in the Page Six item. Hayden wrote us several weeks before the suit was filed to say that "Steppin' Out magazine never published" the story as "we had the sense not to print such a story without first seeing a copy of the tape with our own eyes."

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