Once Upon a Mattress

On August 12, Reiss spoke with Weinman. "I explained to him that I was putting together a case involving domestic problems between him and his wife," she said in her affidavit, "and offered him the opportunity to come in and speak with me about the situation. He told me that he was surprised, because 'there is no problem here.'" His wife wasn't home, he told her, but he'd call back and let Reiss know when he and Fallen could come see her.

That evening, though, Weinman left Reiss a message. He was too busy to meet, he said, and "in reality, there's nothing to talk to you about, so thank you very much."

Reiss disagreed and filed her arrest-warrant affidavit. Weinman turned himself in that afternoon and on August 15 was officially charged with stalking--a felony--and third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Fallen was by his side in court, just as she'd been by his side at Jacor's offices earlier that day--despite a court order that Weinman have no contact with her.

Pete Webb, a PR flack hired by the couple, says the incident is "a misunderstanding."

And a big one, if several employees of a car dealership were so convinced a crime had occurred that they stepped forward and told police a woman was in danger, risking the wrath of a public figure.

For now, Jacor is standing by Weinman, who's been with KOA for twenty years. "I have to start by taking their word for it," says Jacor chief Lee Larson. "I'm waiting and watching."

It's a good thing that Safehouse for Battered Women isn't a KOA sponsor, or the station might face a real decision. As it is, Weinman is still on the air, making his pitches and giving listeners the business.

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