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Geronimo and O'Meara Sued
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Yorke, Jeffrey
Date: Nov 8, 1994
Start Page: e.07
Section: STYLE

A University of Maryland student has filed a lawsuit against WJFK-FM (106.7) afternoon hosts Don Geronimo and Mike O'Meara and five other defendants seeking $35 million in compensatory and punitive damages for invasion of privacy, emotional distress and negligence. In a 20-page complaint filed Oct. 25 in Baltimore City Circuit Court, the woman, identified only as "Jane Poe," alleges that she was introduced to the duo at a wedding at the Northern Virginia radio station. After agreeing to meet Geronimo at another location, the suit says, she allowed him to kiss and fondle her but refused to engage in any other sexual conduct. Geronimo, whose real name is Michael Sorce, then became angry and satisfied his sexual needs himself while she was in his car, the complaint says. While the woman was getting out of Geronimo's car, the suit alleges that Geronimo told her that he wanted to see her again. After running into the radio team later at a Rockville bar where they were hosting a show, the woman was allegedly "singled out" by the two and referred to on the air as the "Polky Dot Lady." The suit says that they still use the nickname on their show, "and, as a result, this is the name by which the Plaintiff has become known in her community." She also claims that she became involved in a relationship with another @defendant and that she told him that she had herpes. The information was relayed to Geronimo and O'Meara, who broadcast it with the intention of injuring her, the suit says.

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