Seems like radio personality Miss Jones hasn’t quite learned her lesson. After a two year run on the air in Philadelphia the Power 99 morning show host was fired following a defamation lawsuit filed by local business woman Tracey Parson. According to Philly.com Parson was misidentified by callers and Jones during a segment of “Jonesy in the Morning” on Oct. 19 as a mother and “owner of a daycare center” who had beaten up teenage girls stemming from a confrontation earlier in the month. Reports allege that Miss Jones received a tip from a caller that the mother’s name was “Tracey” and that she owned various “Kiddie Kare” day-care centers across Philadelphia to which Miss Jones replied “Wow. Tracey, it’s on and popping now. We’re not going to say the last name, but Tracey, that’s not a good look.”
In the lawsuit filed by Parsons, which names Miss Jones, Clear Channel Communications and Capstar Radio as defendants, she claims that her Kiddie Kare day care business suffered from a tarnished reputation and resulted in death threats due to Jones’ repeated defamation of the company last month. When contacted for a comment Clear Channel Radio spokeswoman, Loraine Ballard Morrill confirmed that Jones is “no longer an employee of Clear Channel Philadelphia.”
Of course this isn’t the first time Miss Jones has been given her walking papers. In July 2008, she was replaced on top-rated New York City hip-hop station Hot 97 after playing “The Tsunami Song,” a parody of the tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka on air, followed by being abruptly cut from the lineup of Philadelphia’s The Beat a month later.