PHILADELPHIA – A television news anchor fired after her arrest in a skirmish with New York police plans to sue the station, her lawyer indicated Wednesday.
Alycia Lane, 35, will sue KYW-TV over her Jan. 7 dismissal, lawyer Paul Rosen said in papers filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. The job reportedly paid $700,000 a year.
Her arrest last month capped a string of public embarrassments involving Lane, who shed tears on-air with "Dr. Phil" McGraw over her divorce and sent photos of herself in a bikini to a married male friend, NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen. Eisen's wife intercepted the photos and reported Lane's faux pas to tabloid gossip columnists.
Lane faces an April 3 hearing in the suspected assault of a female undercover officer, a charge she denies.
"We've seen the filing. There is nothing new here. We believe we made our position on this matter clear in our previous statements," station spokeswoman Joanne Calabria said in a written statement.
Lane's lawyer, Paul Rosen, did not immediately return a phone message Wednesday.