Al Roker's Production Company Sued for Breaking and Entering
Two New Jersey men claim Roker's Spike TV show DEA taped illegally twice in their apartment, and then showed the searches and busts on TV.
Al Roker's production company has been named in a lawsuit filed by two New Jersey men who claim its Spike TV reality show, DEA, illegally entered their apartment twice and then showed the searches and busts on TV.
Tyler Hodson and Eric McGuirl also named Spike TV, the Jersey City Police Department and the DEA in the lawsuit, filed in Hudson County Court, according to Courthouse News Service (via the New York Post).
They say DEA (which chronicles DEA agents making busts) entered their apartment without a search warrant on Jan. 29, 2009. One of men, who is not specified in the lawsuit, was arrested and spent nine days incarcerated before posting bail.
On March 6, 2009, the apartment was once again searched without a warrant, and one of the men was arrested and put in handcuffs, and the footage was aired.
Hodson and McGuirl are asking for false imprisonment, assault, unlawful detention, constitutional violations, trespass and harassment.
Al Roker Entertainment also produces shows for E!, The History Channel and the Food Network.
Reps for Roker and Spike TV had no comment to the New York Post.