Former Reporter Being Sued for Squeezing Butt

Former longtime TV Reporter Paul Linnman is being sued for $325,000 by a woman that claims he grabbed her butt.

Kailee Kinney claims that Linnman, now a radio personality the on-air personality in Portland approached her from behind on Feb. 26, 2013, and “used an open palm to slap (her) buttocks and then grabbed and squeezed (her) buttocks.”

Ashley Bannon, the Lake Oswego attorney who filed the suit Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, said Kinney immediately reported the incident to managers at the party. Linnman later at the party approached Kinney with a “mocking apology,” Bannon said.

innman is not commuting on the lawsuit. 

Linnman is best known for covering the exploding whale story for KATU back in the 70's.

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