Art Bell, making national headlines for his lawsuit against conservative talk show giant Michael Savage, has again taken to Facebook to address fans and the current events..
I am taking my Family out of town and caught the fact that somehow they got the date of that horrible Broadcast wrong, it was Sept 23RD and I can go one better, here it is on UTube, you will want to listen to between :35 and :36…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDVFQxKh6ks I would like to again thank some of the Titan’s of the Broadcast Industry who have already offered help in saying they understood instantly who Savage meant in his awful so called, in the Broadcast Industry joke. If any of you have any information, please contact my Attorney Gerry Fox in Los Angeles at (310) 441-0500. If you don’t hear from us for a while it is because I want to get my Family away from this mess for a while.
The reaction among fans and foes has been varied.. some on Facebook lamenting Savage’s bombastic style.. and others lamenting Bell’s quick attitude to sue..
Among one comment made on Bellgab,
The Michael Savage show with those comments was back in Sept. No one here even heard it, or if they did they didn’t even find it postworthy. Airyn didn’t hear it. Apparently Art didn’t hear it.
One of Art’s ”friends” told him, and he couldn’t just keep it to himself. If anyone upset the pregnant lady and caused all the emotional turmoil in his family, it was Art Bell. If anyone has caused this to be spread around the internet, it’s Art Bell.
The WASHINGTON TIMES reported,
The longtime host of the paranormal-themed “Coast to Coast AM” program sued Mr. Savage for defamation and invasion of privacy on Wednesday over comments said during a Sept. 25 episode of “Savage Nation” that he believes were made in reference to him and his wife.
“I generally avoid gun questions. I know this from the first day in radio. I learned you never do certain topics where you can destroy your show,” Mr. Savage said during the broadcast, according to a transcript contained in the 16-page complained filed by Mr. Bell’s attorneys in San Francisco federal court this week.
“You say UFOs, you wind up in the Philippines with a 10-year-old hooker and you are off the radio after a number of years. You can’t do UFOs,” Mr. Savage continued. “That’s an in joke, by the way, for people who understand the business. There are other topics you can’t do.”
Mr. Bell, 71, predominately discussed UFOs during the decades he spent hosting “Coast to Coast AM.” In 2006 he married a much younger Philippines national, Airyn Ruiz Bell, and announced his retirement the following year.
In October 2006, Bell threatened Rogers Cadenhead with a lawsuit for some allegedly libelous comments posted on Cadenhead’s blog, which Cadenhead has said he will defend himself against under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act..
Bell also was famous for a lawsuit in the year 2000..