(edited from TampaBay.com) – Former 10Weather WTSP chief meteorologist Jim Van Fleet has filed a lawsuit against his former TV station and two managers, claiming two managers there conspired to oust him from the job.
He claims the managers defamed him by spreading false rumors that he was using drugs and set him up for disciplinary action so they could name meteorologist Bobby Deskins as his replacement.
The lawsuit filed last month in Pinellas County Circuit Court describes Van Fleet as an “exemplary” employee since signing a five-year contract with the station in 2011. But four years into the contract — and one month after a positive performance review conducted by general manager Elliot Wiser — things started to go south for Van Fleet, the suit says. Read the rest of this entry →