PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal lawsuit has been settled by a woman who says her mug shot was wrongly aired by a Pittsburgh TV news program when her daughter — who has the same first and last name — was charged with kidnapping.
Federal court records show Hearst Stations Inc., which owns WTAE-TV, and 49-year-old Kathy Bass, of New Salem, have settled the lawsuit, though terms aren’t disclosed in court documents filed Wednesday.
Bass’s attorney says she can’t comment because the terms haven’t been finalized. A Hearst attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment Thursday.
Hearst lawyers had blamed police for giving them the mug shot of Bass when her 24-year-old daughter was arrested in August 2010. The younger Bass received one to two years in prison after pleading to lesser charges in the case aired on WTAE.