Ex-newscaster settles suit against station, former co-anchor

Former KYW-TV newscaster Alycia Lane exits the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. Larry Mendte, was sentenced Monday to six months of house arrest after hacking into former co-anchor Lane's e-mail and leaking gossip that contributed to her downfall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A lawsuit filed by an ex-Philadelphia newscaster against the local CBS station and her former co-anchor has been settled.

Alycia Lane filed the suit in 2008, claiming KYW-TV was negligent and failed to stop her former co-anchor Larry Mendte from hacking into her email and giving her personal information and photos to gossip columnists.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a lawyer for KYW-TV could only say the case has been resolved.

The deal was reached last week; terms are confidential.

Mendte and Lane shared co-anchor duties until December 2007, when Lane was arrested after allegedly hitting a New York police officer during a traffic stop.

She was fired a month later and entered a diversion program. The charge was dismissed.

Mendte was then fired after he was charged with hacking her emails.

He admitted to the hacking and was sentenced to house arrest in November 2008.

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