NEW: WPRO’s John DePetro Claims He Was Threatened Says Lawyer
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
DePetro, who is a highly rated and controversial talk show host has been tied to many controversies in the past few years.
Read attorney Dodd's statement and see the related articles below relating to DePetro.
STATEMENT REGARDING JOHN DEPETRO
This morning, December 3, 2013, John DePetro was physically confronted at the parking lot of his placement of work by two unknown individuals, threatening his personal safety and employment. Mr. DePetro immediately responded to the East Providence Police Department to report this unwarranted and unacceptable encounter.
Recently, John DePetro has become the target of a smear campaign, designed to incite hostility and violence against him and to slander him by intentionally spreading blatantly mischaracterized information.
This smear campaign against John DePetro stems from his criticisms of certain adults (both male and female) who were disrupting attendees (including many women) at a “Women Changing Rhode Island" fundraiser on behalf of General Treasurer, Gina Raimondo in September, 2013.
Mr. DePetro opined that many of these "protesters" had compromised their principals for
It is apparent that certain individuals would like to manipulate the public discourse regarding Mr. DePetro, so as to have him removed from his radio station.
However, Mr. DePetro believes that all citizens should be free to attend a political event and/or fundraiser without the fear of intimidation, retribution, threats of violence, or to run a gauntlet of unruly and threatening individuals to attend the scheduled event.
Mr. DePetro shall resolutely stand his ground to discuss issues of the day, expose the truth as he sees, identify the motives of individuals who oppose him, and he shall continue to speak out on issues of concern to all Rhode Islanders.
Regardless of the political agenda of certain individuals or groups, the threatening conduct and actions taken against John DePetro today, should be seen by all individuals and organizations to be unacceptable, as such bullying tactics have no place in the arena of public discourse.
Very truly yours,
Timothy J. Dodd, Esq.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2010, John DePetro was a MINDSETTER™ for GoLocalProv as part of a media partnership with Citadel Broadcasting - now part of Cumulus.
Rhode Island’s Changing Media Landscape
Radio, print, television and digital- the faces in Rhode Islands's media has changed drastically over the past months... Let's take a look at some of the biggest moves:
After a seven year stint reporting for the Providence Journal's state house bureau, Phil Marcelo left the paper to take a reporting gig with the Boston office of the Associated Press.
Hailing from Long Island, New York, Marcelo came to ProJo in 2006, and covered everything from regional news, to Providence City Hall and the Statehouse. Marcelo's departure was first reported by WRNI's Ian Donnis.
Formerly a nightly news reporter for WJAR, Tremmel was fired from the "Team You Trust" after two clips, one of her performing on-air handstands, and the other offering tips on what to do during a bear attack, went viral.
The video became an internet sensation, but long-time Channel 10 newsman Jim Taricani called Tremmel’s antics “a smudge on our station's reputation.”
A long-time staple of Channel 10’s news team, Taricani announced plans to retire after over three decades with the station.
Taricani has won 5 regional Emmy awards, an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism and a Prestigious Yankee Quill Award from the New England Newspaper Association.
He was convicted to six months in prison in 2004 for refusing to reveal a source, and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame.
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