Former co-host Melissa McGurren, who accused radio host Eric Ferguson of creating an “unbearable” work environment, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the radio’s parent company alleging that she either never looked into her claims or the investigation did one “Appearance” is.
McGurren worked on Hubbard Radio Chicago’s WTMX 101.9 FM station, popularly known as The Mix, for more than two decades before leaving in 2020.
McGurren quit her job because she could no longer endure Ferguson’s harassment and management’s refusal to do anything about it, according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County County Court Thursday.
“It has become clear that the problems with The Mix go much deeper than a radio personality who has misbehaved for a long time.
“Hubbard Radio Chicago perpetuated the culture that made a toxic workplace possible. You cannot lie your way out of this problem. We will hold you accountable,” said McGurren’s attorney Carmen Caruso.
A Hubbard Radio Chicago attorney did not immediately respond to a message asking for comment.
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