Chicago Reporter Fired for Swimming With Missing Mom Lisa Stebic's Husband Files Lawsuit

A reporter who was fired last year after being filmed in a bikini top at the home of a man whose wife disappeared has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the TV station that aired the footage.

Amy Jacobson filed the lawsuit against Chicago CBS-affiliate WBBM-TV, claiming the tape it aired of her in a swimsuit at the home of Craig Stebic caused the reporter "enormous public humiliation and disgrace," according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Jacobson lost her job in July 2007 at NBC-affiliate WMAQ-TV after the tape aired. She had been covering the disappearance of Craig Stebic's wife Lisa. The video showed Jacobson in a bikini top near the pool at Stebic's home in Plainfield, Ill.

WBBM-TV said the lawsuit has no merit.

Also named as a defendant is Northwestern University journalism professor Michele Weldon who commented on air for a CBS story. Weldon said she has a right to free speech and her comments weren't inflammatory.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Click here to read the Chicago Tribune report.