Radio Host Accuses Ex-Staffers Of $5M Extortion Plan

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT) -- A Spanish-language radio star hit six former Univision employees and their attorneys with a civil extortion lawsuit in California state court Monday for allegedly threatening to go public with sexual harassment allegations unless they were paid nearly $5 million.

Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo's complaint alleges that the former staffers and friends made their demands last week on the telephone and in writing just after another former employee had reportedly made similar claims. It also followed an announcement that Piolin and SiriusXM had agreed to launch a new...
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