Opie getting some press........

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Shithead, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    4,866
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    14,551
    Likes Received:
    24,813
    EXCLUSIVE: Talk radio star 'Opie' was terrorized by text messages from ex-producer, court papers show
    BY Shayna Jacobs, Kerry Burke
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:54 AM
    • A
    • A
    • A
    Share this URL
    [​IMG] Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for SiriusXM
    SiriusXM host Gregg "Opie" Hughes was harassed by a former producer, court papers show.
    A former “Opie and Anthony” producer was caught terrorizing one of the show’s co-hosts with a deluge of alarming text messages and harassment, the Daily News has learned.
    "F**king law-breaking piece of s**t you are. Have fun. I got you," read one text to talk radio star Gregg Hughes (aka Opie), according to court papers.
    "Get ready for many lawsuits...I have good lawyers. Looking forward to taking your money," suspect Benjamin Sparks allegedly added after Hughes asked him to stop contacting him.
    EXCLUSIVE: NYPD WHISTLEBLOWER SETTLES LAWSUIT FOR $150K
    Sparks, 40, of Chelsea, made it clear in the messages that he knew where Hughes and his family lived on the Upper West Side.
    Hughes told the Daily News Monday that Sparks has been a longtime nuisance.
    "He's been harassing me and my family for eight or nine years. I can say it's been more than just text messages," Hughes said.
    [​IMG]
    Benjamin Sparks (pictured), the former "Opie and Anthony" producer, has been accused of terrorizing Gregg Hughes (aka Opie) with alarming text messages and harassment.
    "My family is my first priority. It's one thing to take shots at me. But as soon as you make my family a part of it, it's a different story."
    Hughes said it was probably true that Sparks felt he had been wronged by him but declined to elaborate.
    The wacked-out ex-employee "caused [Hughes} anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, and fear in that he was forced to look over his shoulder to see if the defendant was following him," according to a criminal complaint.
    Sparks admitted to cops that he "sent the texts" and added that he "knew it was wrong, it was excessive, I'm sorry."
    "I went out to a party and it brought up a lot of things from the past. I knew it was wrong," according to a court transcript of Sparks' arraignment on Nov. 16 in Manhattan Criminal Court.
    An order of protection was also issued last week in favor of Hughes and his wife Lynsi Smigo Hughes.
    [​IMG] Pierre Rousseau/WireImage
    Anthony Cumia and Gregg "Opie" Hughes broadcast live from Montreal in 2013.
    Sparks, looking disheveled, declined to speak Monday at his apartment, where he was sitting in the dark.
    “No, no,” he said, shooing away a News reporter and threatening to call police. “Go away.”
    Sparks is due back in court on Jan. 11. He was released on his own recognizance when he went before a judge last week.
    "Opie and Anthony" was disbanded last year when Anthony Cumia was reportedly fired for posting racist tweets.
    Hughes now hosts a show on SiriusXM satellite radio with comedian Jim Norton.
    With Dale Eisinger, Alec Tabak

     
    Petal, Joe Bauers and fredrogers like this.
  2. fredrogers

    fredrogers Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,155
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,616
    Likes Received:
    2,728
    Read that last night. Ever since Sparks was let go, there's been talk that he's been a real pain in the ass but I didn't know it went this far. Club Soda Kenny is packin' and would love an excuse to protect G.H.
     
  3. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    13,013
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,348
    Likes Received:
    42,900
    He looks like the kind of person who always had a "kick me" sign on his back.
     
  4. !!!kaboom!!!

    !!!kaboom!!! Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2015
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    1,832
    The guy snapped. Maybe Opie should be the bigger man and help this guy find some closure.
     
  5. RobotsVsMonsters

    RobotsVsMonsters Semi-lurker since 2008

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    993
    Trying to figure out who's more of a faggit, Opie or OP
     
  6. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    14,819
    Likes Received:
    18,542
    This story is as boring as an episode or O&A or OJ whatever it is now
     
  7. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    14,819
    Likes Received:
    18,542
    There's no bigger faggot than Opie
     
  8. johnfreeman1

    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Messages:
    4,268
    Likes Received:
    11,363
    Opie is just horrible in all the O&A clips I have heard
     
  9. Tim

    Tim VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    7,623
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Messages:
    8,110
    Likes Received:
    19,491
    This guy went easy on Opie, who is very untalented and deserved worse
     
    !!!kaboom!!! and yaddc like this.
  10. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,972
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    11,358
    Likes Received:
    8,626
    side note:
    i was once banned from sfn for being an O&A fan.
    even tho ive never listened to them
     
    Honkey Donkey likes this.
  11. shamrackle

    shamrackle Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    108
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    680
    I'm sure Opie has had no problem when his show's fans("pests" as they call themselves) have harrassed other shows or people with just as ugly texts and shit he has received, he's just such pussy.
     
    Mugsy and DDragon like this.
  12. the G-man

    the G-man Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    14,657
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    13,139
    Benjamin Sparks, aka
    [​IMG]
     
  13. DuckDong

    DuckDong Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,310
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,531
    Likes Received:
    13,155
    Funny that O&A had an also ran show but ended up with way hotter tail than Howie.
     
  14. yaddc

    yaddc Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,419
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    25,548
    Likes Received:
    23,264
    I'm hoping twat-o is getting a laugh out of this. The pig who comes in with the Cowboy hat on.
     
  15. Woof

    Woof Liver Shots?

    Reputations:
    177
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    5,966
    Likes Received:
    3,767
    This 'Ben Sparks'was involved in the following incident.The 'Stern Fan' walkover incident.



    The guy claimed Ben Sparks did something to him and he reacted to it........Ben Sparks claimed otherwise to the lawyers of the radio show.BUT the footage showed he did something to provoke.Because he lied to the lawyers,he was let go.The guy blamed Opie for the dismissal.
     
  16. Snort

    Snort Looking for my weed and xanax Gold

    Reputations:
    3,792
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    20,415
    Likes Received:
    16,079
    OP is a good poster. You are an asshole. And a lurker since '08 when the site didn't start til '10 :jj:
     
  17. Snort

    Snort Looking for my weed and xanax Gold

    Reputations:
    3,792
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    20,415
    Likes Received:
    16,079
    Oh sure there is^
     
    PelicanWig likes this.
  18. fan22

    fan22 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    813
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    1,076
    Opie probably wishes he had a heat packing Anthony close by....
     
    JameGumb likes this.
  19. CaptainFrank

    CaptainFrank Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    318
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,562
    Likes Received:
    4,271
    Just watched that video.. Opie is a punk... yelling in the guys face while the security guy is holding him down... pussy move

    No wonder his wife banged Bam Majera.
     
    Hank Douglas and TheHighHat like this.
  20. Shady_Jake

    Shady_Jake Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    612
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1,951
    Imagine if someone like Grillo or KC somehow got Howie's number & did this. :backlol2: