Former ABC 6 owner Kevin O’Brien back in the news in DetroitFebruary 29th, 2012 at 12:55 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
Kevin O’Brien, the former owner of ABC 6 who fought unsuccessfully to hold onto the local station last year, is back in the news. This time O’Brien is making headlines in Detroit, where he was fired last week after as a consultant to independent station WADL-TV, which hired a former FBI agent to investigate him.
TV Spy reports on the latest:
After his very public termination as a WADL consultant, Kevin O’Brien is firing back at the independent station and its owner Kevin Adell.
Today an attorney representing O’Brien circulated a press release defending him against the “defamatory” press release WADL sent out last week announcing his dismissal.
In firing O’Brien, WADL cited his use of company equipment to “obtain a deal with the San Jose Sharks” as the reason for his termination. O’Brien denies trying to land a deal with the NHL team, and contends that he was fired because he disagreed with Adell about how to discipline an employee for excessive use of a company vehicle.