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Reporter Sues ‘Opie & Anthony’ For Assault

HACKENSACK (CN) - WABC-TV reporter Anthony Johnson sayshe was assaulted on the job by a man who answeredThe Opie and Anthony Show's demand on XM Satellite Radio that listeners launch an "assault on the media."

Johnson also sues John D. Walton, who allegedly assaulted him, Greg Hughes (Opie) and Anthony Cumia (Anthony), in Bergen County Court.

Johnson and his wife, who also sues, claim the radio hosts encouraged the assault to promote their own show. Johnson claims he was severely and permanently injured in the assault, on Dec. 6, 2005, in Ocean, N.J. He is represented by Rosemarie Arnold of Fort Lee.

See complaint.

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