…that he f*cked up and will choose his words (and friends) a bit more carefully in the future. In case you’re wondering why you should care, Real Housewives of Atlanta standout NeNe Leake’s husband Greg was put on blast by Corey King of Large FM, whom he thought was a close personal friend, who taped the conversation without his knowledge and posted their exchange on the net:
Word on the street is that the internet radio station is also preparing to leak some really personal credit information about Leakes today and Greg, a normally unassuming man, has decided to fight back!
Although he doesn’t deny his statements, Greg feels that his “friend”‘s actions was a violation of his privacy and is gearing up for a legal fight.
Guided by The Gardner Law Group, Gregg Leakes issued the following statement regarding leaked audio tapes of personal conversation with friend:
On June 2, 2010, an unauthorized audio taped conversation between Mr. Gregg Leakes and Mr. Corey King was made privy to the public by Mr. King and Large FM. While Mr. King touted an “exclusive interview”, the taped recording was obtained by fraud and deception. Neither Mr. King nor Large FM were granted consent to interview Mr. Leakes and an interview never occurred.
Throughout the duration of the call with Mr. King, Mr. Leakes was under the impression that he was simply confiding in a friend after an argument with his wife. However, Mr. King has demonstrated through this blatant disregard of Mr. Leakes’ privacy that he does not even comprehend the word “friend”. The audio recording was deceptive and the release of it was nothing short of malicious.
It is not a secret to anyone that Mr. and Mrs. Leakes are facing marital challenges, a situation common to many couples. However, there is no doubt that Mr. King’s intentions were dishonorable, hateful, and inexcusable. His deceptive act was committed without any regard to Mr. or Mrs. Leakes.
Mr. Leakes, acting on the advice of his attorneys, has issued a “Ceast and Desist Order” to Large FM and other media outlets, concerning the broadcasting of the unauthorized, so-called “exclusive Interview”. Although Georgia is a one-party consent state, Mr. King still may have violated several federal and state regulations, including the Wiretap Act, the Privacy Act, the Privacy Protection Act, the Right of Publicity, the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Georgia’s Fair Businesses Practice Act, and Georgia’s Surveillance and Publication of Private Facts statues.
Mr. Leakes has apologized privately to his wife and he offers a sincere apology to the others mentioned in the audio. Any further discussion of the matter should be amongst Mr. Leakes and those individuals, privately.
Any further attempts by Mr. King to discuss this matter in a public forum will be met by the full exercise of legal protections afforded to Mr. Leakes, up to and including the filing of a lawsuit.
In some states (Georgia is one of them), it’s totally legal to record a phone conversation as long as at least one party is aware of the taping.
Greg’s “friend” may have been MORALLY wrong to put him on blast but legally? I don’t know. This all makes for good subject matter for the next season of the “Housewives” though, so stay tuned.