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Olathe woman sues 96.5 The Buzz after DJs allegedly call her a porn star

Olathe woman sues 96.5 The Buzz after DJs allegedly call her a porn star
Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-26 20:05:05-04

A popular radio station defended itself against an Olathe woman in federal court Wednesday.

Ashley Patton accused two well-known DJs, Afentra and Danny Boi, of wrongfully calling her a porn star on KRBZ 96.5 FM's morning program "Afentra's Big Fat Morning Buzz."

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On April 20, 2012, Patton said Afentra (Afentra Bandokoudis) and Danny Boi (Daniel Terreros) asked listeners to send text messages into the radio station's text line with names of people said to be local porn stars.

The lawsuit alleged two people texted the name "Ashley Patton."

Click here to read the full lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, (phone numbers removed by 41 Action News)

On the morning of April 20, 2012, two individuals, using separate telephone numbers, texted the name “Ashley Patton” to the 96.5 “The Buzz” radio station text line. A text message sent from ***-***-**** at 7:26:52 a.m. read “Ashley Patton Olathe south. 2007.” This text message was sent by Christopher Bradley. A text message from ***-***-**** at 7:28:33 a.m. read “Ashley pattons a whore!!!!” This text message was sent from a phone number used by Cameron Sharp, and the parties agree was not read aloud on the air. Christopher Bradley and Cameron Sharp have no connection to defendant other than the fact that they listen to the station and “follow” the station on social media.

The lawsuit alleged Danny Boi performed a Google search to look for Patton's name.

Patton's attorney, Arthur Benson, said when the search didn't pull up Ashley Patton's name Google suggested "Ashley Payton."

Benson said Danny Boi clicked on Payton and that search returned pornographic images or videos of the person "Ashley Payton," a similarly spelled name.

But Danny Boi, the suit read, went ahead and said her name on the air, "Ashley Patton, Olathe South. Let's Google this chick."

The lawsuit read the on-air conversation went like this:

Danny Boi: "Oh God, that poor girl. Why would she going to that kind of pornography? "

Afentra: "Let me see. Is this the one from Olathe South?"

Danny Boi: "Wrath." (Laughs)

And later, the lawsuit claims, the on-air talent said they would put up a list of alleged "porn stars" on the radio station's website.

The suit quoted Afentra: "Alright. We'll get that list up. Mark, get the porn list. It's unofficial, the unofficial porn list of Kansas City metro."

Afentra: "We can't confirm or deny, right?"

Danny Boi: "Nope."

Afentra: "We don't know for sure where these people are from but you guys are owning up to it."

Afentra and Entercom said in court on Wednesday they made a mistake and didn't knowingly mean to.

"We can't make false claims about people,” Afentra said on the stand.

But Patton said the DJs didn't do due-diligence before naming her as a "porn star" on the air.

She claimed in the suit Entercom LLC and the DJs did it recklessly, putting her in a false light and acted with disregard.

Patton wants the station to pay for emotional damages. She's expected to take the stand on Thursday and name how much she wants from the radio station.

The trial against Entercom LLC is expected to wrap up Thursday.

*(Editor's note: A previous version of this story misidentified the author of that text. According to the lawsuit, "This text message was sent from a phone number used by Cameron Sharp, and the parties agree was not read aloud on the air." We apologize for the error.)