A popular Pennsylvania radio host claims she wasn’t fired from her job Tuesday because of poor performance, but instead was terminated because of the disruptive actions of her deranged ex-husband.
Nancy Lane told WJAC-TV that the past several years have been difficult on her, but things have amplified in the past few months with her ex-husband allegedly making violent threats against her and her former employer, Forever Broadcasting.
“Not only has my personal life been greatly affected and influenced, terror, fear, all of that, but I’ve worked very hard as a person in the public eye to maintain a certain reputation and now that’s been stripped from me as well,” she said.
Lane, who had a show on two Forever Broadcasting stations in Johnstown, says the termination letter she received — and partially read aloud to WJAC-TV — doesn’t mention poor performance as a factor in letting her go.
“Regrettably recent events involving your former husband has caused severe disruption to our business and has made this decision necessary,” the letter said, according to Lane.
“Regrettably recent events involving your former husband has caused severe disruption to our business…”
Authorities reportedly say her ex-husband, George Lane, who is currently sitting in jail for impersonating police, has threatened Nancy, her family and coworkers repeatedly — even hiring someone to slash the tires of several company vehicles last year.
“I guess what bothers me the most is I’ve overcome great obstacles and I’ve done my job,” the radio host told WJAC-TV.
Lane said that her coworkers have been very supportive of her troubles and instead placed blame for her termination on individuals at the corporate level.
“We’ve been through all of this. We’ve overcome through all of this,” she said. “We’ve worked as a team, we’ve functioned as a team and now I feel like when I need them most, they let me…the corporate offices let me go.”
According to WJAC-TV, a spokesperson from Forever Broadcasting was not provided for comment.
UPDATE: There appears to be a petition supporting Lane. You can view it here.
This story has been updated.
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