- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An agreement settling a lawsuit filed by an ex-Philadelphia newscaster includes an apology from her former co-anchor.

Alycia Lane sued in 2008 claiming KYW-TV failed to stop former co-anchor Larry Mendte from hacking into her email and sharing her personal information with gossip columnists.

The parties announced a settlement in October, but Philly.com (https://bit.ly/2hYhppO ) says the agreement ending the lawsuit and containing the apology was recently filed.

In it, Mendte says he’s “deeply sorry” for harming Lane’s career and causing her “undue and considerable emotional distress.”

Other settlement terms remain sealed.

Mendte and Lane co-anchored until December 2007, when Lane was arrested and later fired after allegedly hitting a New York police officer during a traffic stop. The charges were dismissed after she entered a diversionary program.

Mendte got house arrest in November 2008 for the hacking.


Information from: Philly.com, https://www.philly.com/

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