WTMJ interviewed a school bus driver, Melissa Dumas, about years-old arrests for “a misdemeanor prostitution charge” and “marijuana possession,” according to Courthouse News Service.
Dumas’s lawsuit against the station and its parent company reads in part:
“Reasonable investigative journalism does not include ambushing an unofficial individual not guilty of any wrongdoing.”
Also, Dumas claims WTMJ’s reporting “unnecessarily sensationalize an otherwise un-newsworthy story.”
Courthouse News Service noted that during the WTMJ clip, Dumas asks the reporter “What are you following me for?”