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Friday’s Mashup: Joe Benigno to be back on WFAN next week amid sexual harassment lawsuit

Lucy Burdge
July 20, 2018 - 5:17 am

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: NY Mets at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- WFAN host Joe Benigno will be back on the air on Monday despite being the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

WFAN announced on Thursday Benigno will return from his vacation next week after he was accused last week in a lawsuit of sexually harassing a former female ad executive. The suit claims he pressured her into having threesomes multiple times.

Benigno is the co-host of WFAN’s midday show with Evan Roberts.

Roberts addressed the situation to open Thursday’s show but said he can’t talk about the lawsuit.

“I know, OK, you know there is a big story out there,” Roberts said. “I’m aware of it. But as you probably guessed, if you use your brain, I cannot talk about it. It is a story that involves the courts, the legal process. I do know the company is dealing with it, and I can’t add anything personally. So we know that, so if you call in about it, you understand there’s nothing I can say. So, I’m not going to play stupid. We’re not all idiots. We understand that’s out there. I cannot talk about it.”

“But what I will do, and I’ve said this before many times over the years, is we’re going to do a sports show and sports is a distraction,” Roberts continued. “That’s what it is and that’s what we’re going to do.”

The lawsuit also names CBS Radio, which sold WFAN last year.

-- It looks like Jimmy Garoppolo has some new arm candy.

The 49ers quarterback was spotted at dinner in Beverly Hills recently with porn star Kiara Mia

The two left the restaurant in a car together and Kiara Mia’s Instagram story pretty much explained what happened next.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Coach Gase is one of the guys. He’s our leader, he’s our head coach, but he’s also our boy. So it’s cool. It’s refreshing to have that kind of relationship with a coach, something I haven’t had in a long time. I facetimed coach Gase yesterday just to [expletive> with him, just to talk to him. I was talking to his kids. I have a relationship with him that’s real unique, something I haven’t had in a while.” -- Danny Amendola, on Dolphins coach Adam Gase

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