ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The lawsuit filed by former WHEC-TV meteorologist Jeremy Kappell against the City of Rochester has been thrown out by a supreme court judge.
Kappell sued the City of Rochester and Mayor Lovely Warren for defamation.
The weatherman was fired from WHEC after an apparent on-air slip-up where he used a racial slur. Kappell’s firing then made national news.
The mistake was recorded and posted online by a viewer who felt Kappell had used the slur on purpose.
Mayor Warren later denounced Kappell for the slip-up and then called for his firing.