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

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  1. Shithead

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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
     
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    He looks like the kind of person who always had a "kick me" sign on his back.
     
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    The guy snapped. Maybe Opie should be the bigger man and help this guy find some closure.
     
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    Trying to figure out who's more of a faggit, Opie or OP
     
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    This story is as boring as an episode or O&A or OJ whatever it is now
     
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    There's no bigger faggot than Opie
     
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    Opie is just horrible in all the O&A clips I have heard
     
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    This guy went easy on Opie, who is very untalented and deserved worse
     
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    side note:
    i was once banned from sfn for being an O&A fan.
    even tho ive never listened to them
     
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    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.
     
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    Benjamin Sparks, aka
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    Funny that O&A had an also ran show but ended up with way hotter tail than Howie.
     
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    I'm hoping twat-o is getting a laugh out of this. The pig who comes in with the Cowboy hat on.
     
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    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.
     
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    OP is a good poster. You are an asshole. And a lurker since '08 when the site didn't start til '10 :jj:
     
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    Snort I came. I saw. I conquered. Gold

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    Oh sure there is^
     
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    Opie probably wishes he had a heat packing Anthony close by....
     
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    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.
     
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    Imagine if someone like Grillo or KC somehow got Howie's number & did this. :backlol2: