Alycia Lane, infamous KNBC TV news anchor who hit a cop in New York City and sent bikini pictures of herself to married Rich Eisen of NFL Network, has had her lawsuit against CBS and former co-anchor Larry Mendte dismissed by a Philadelphia judge because she lied.
Lane was suing Mendte for accessing her email accounts without her permission and CBS for not doing enough to protect her. The suit was making its way through the court system when Lane admitted in a 2011 deposition that she destroyed her computer. The computer is the one that was illegally accessed and so was crucial to the case. Lane claimed under oath that her computer stopped working and she bought a new one before she received court documents to preserve her computer and hard drive. But CBS obtained records from Apple proving that Lane lied about the date. CBS filed a motion for dismissal and Philadelphia Common Please Court Judge Allan Tereshko ordered a hearing where Lane was forced to testify on the stand for several hours.
On the stand, transcripts show Lane testified that she took her broken computer to an Apples store, had it “cloned” on to a new computer and then dumped her old computer in a trash bin down the street. However, she couldn’t remember what Apple store where this allegedly took place, what city she was in, the Apple employees name or what he looked like, and Apple has no records of the service. Lane also testified under oath that she was sober when she hit a police officer in New York City in December of 2007 and that “hospital records and the police report prove it.” The hospital records obtained by CBS show Lane was diagnosed with “acute intoxication” and the police record also reported “intox.”
In his ruling Judge Tereshko found that Lane had “no credibility.” The judge believed “the computer was intentionally disposed of” and that “the after-the-fact attempt to conceal the disposition and obfuscate the issues surrounding the same support this finding of intent.” Tereshko dismissed all charges in the claims in the case against CBS and Mendte.
Lane is appealing the case to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.