More slander lawsuits filed against radio DJ

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The Rev. Clarence Moore,shown, and bank branch manager Cedric Johnson have filed a second and third slander suit against a radio personality.  Special
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The Rev. Clarence Moore,shown, and bank branch manager Cedric Johnson have filed a second and third slander suit against a radio personality.

The newest Richmond County Superior Court lawsuits were filed Wednesday by the Rev. Clarence Moore, the minister of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, and Cedric Johnson, an officer and branch manager of First Bank of Georgia and a board member of the Augusta-Richmond County Aviation Commission.

Both men allege Brian L. "Ryan B" Doyle on radio station WAAW 94.7, which is owned by Rejoice Co., has tarnished their reputations with false accusations.

A lawsuit represents only one side of a dispute. Mr. Doyle and Rejoice will have 30 days to respond.

Wednesday night, Mr. Doyle said he has submitted his resignation to station owner Frank Neely, but Mr. Neely has refused to accept it and he will continue to broadcast.

"My station supports me. I am not being forced out," Mr. Doyle said.

The Rev. Moore's and Mr. Johnson's lawsuits come on the heels of a near identical lawsuit filed earlier this week by Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength. Each of the plaintiffs contend Mr. Doyle repeatedly makes false and slanderous statements intended to cause harm.

The Rev. Moore and Mr. Johnson both allege Mr. Doyle has accused them of collusion. Twice in February, according to the lawsuits, Mr. Doyle told his listeners that Mr. Johnson gave the minister's wife a job and gave the Rev. Moore a contract for concrete work at Augusta Regional Airport.

"Which statements in essence accuse (the Rev. Moore) of fraudulent and criminal activity in receiving public contracts from friends and members of his church," the lawsuit reads.

The Rev. Moore states in his lawsuit that his wife has never worked at the First Bank of Georgia and he has never been awarded any contract for work at the airport.

Mr. Johnson also denied the allegations. Further, Mr. Johnson's lawsuit contends he has no authority to award any airport contract just because he is a board member.

Mr. Doyle insists he has done nothing wrong.

"I have a right to my opinion," he said, adding that he has retracted his statement about the sheriff.

The lawsuits filed by the Rev. Moore and Mr. Johnson seek just under $75,000 in damages. Federal courts, where lawsuits against parties in different states often are handled, have a minimum requirement of $75,000 in damages.

Each of the three lawsuits allege jurisdiction is proper in Richmond County Superior Court because Mr. Doyle's radio audience mainly is in Augusta where he has extensive contacts.

Staff writer Timothy Cox contributed to this article.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

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Reality
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Reality 03/30/07 - 04:52 am
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I have never heard this guy

I have never heard this guy before, he sounds like a real winner though. Radio and television personalities should have all of their facts straight before they start accusing people on the AIR. When someone jumps in the car and turns the radio on, a lot of times they hear part of the story and think it is factual, but it is usually an opinion. Just because you hear it or read it doesn't make it true without facts....

thinktwice
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thinktwice 03/30/07 - 05:37 am
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While they should check their

While they should check their facts before making any statement, they have been given the right to say whatever they want. Look what Rosie whats her face says. I think there will have to be more to the story to warrant a law suit.

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 03/30/07 - 06:02 am
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Sorry guys and gals - check

Sorry guys and gals - check your law...you may give an opinion about any public figure with no laws being broken, but when you say that figure committed a crime or broke the law without having facts to back that up, that is, by law, damaging to their character, therefore by definition, slander. Doyle better have his facts together before mouthing off.

a.non.ymous
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a.non.ymous 03/30/07 - 06:21 am
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It sickens me to be forced to

It sickens me to be forced to give that man press coverage. Doyle is an evil racist segregationist and I am so glad that the majority of my black brothers and sisters are loudly saying "he does not speak for us!"
Scott

Justthefacts please
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Justthefacts please 03/30/07 - 06:49 am
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Brian Doyle (if that's his

Brian Doyle (if that's his current name) proves one time-honored fact: give a fool a public forum and he will prove without a trace of doubt that he is a fool.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 03/30/07 - 07:08 am
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The man is not a racist,

The man is not a racist, however, if he is and claims to be "Born Again" he needs to go repent and get back in line with the word of God. He says stuff that makes you wonder, but if some things he say isn't true he needs to hold his peace about it/them and say Lord have Mercy, help them. The devil is just mad because the God is using him to uncover some ungodliness going on in Augusta.

philpot
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philpot 03/30/07 - 07:40 am
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It is so amazing that a

It is so amazing that a gospel radio station can promote so much discord between the creation of God and his people. While one is entitled to a personal opinion, let it be your opinion and not the misuse of the holy scriptures to support your opinion.

You tune into a gospel station to receive the truth of God's word and not a bunch of political and racial discussions about everything but the truth of God's word. Too disrespect the men of God the way this man does it just a disgrace and to do it in the name of Christ is a plan old antichrist spirit. If you desire to give your opinion, please purchase you a column in the newspaper or a magazine and write it. Don't use the gospel (Good of Jesus Christ) to air your personal opinions. The word of God isn't based on our personal opinions but the truth of his word.

True christians don't tune into hear disrespectful remarks given by this man against men and women of God. These are the tactics of the enemy and he's being used by him greatly whether he realizes it or accepts it.

He accuses the brethen of being deceived but the evidence through the word points otherwise. Isaiah 5:20 deals with people who turn evil into good.

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 03/30/07 - 07:41 am
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To jackfruitpaper, Lord have

To jackfruitpaper,
Lord have mercy, help you.

Curlie56
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Curlie56 03/30/07 - 07:52 am
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Ryan had his banks wrong with

Ryan had his banks wrong with Clarence Moore.....Cedric hired his wife at Regions Bank years ago. Cedric moved to First Bank when Regions was closed. The statement of hiring Moore's wife has been a topic of discussion for years when she got the job through Cedric @ Regions at the corner of 7/Broad. Moore is upset because he's afraid Ryan will announce his name in July with the list of minister's accepting or committing unrighteous acts. Cedric is upset because Ryan pulled the cover off of the contract deal he had going with Taxi drivers @ the Augusta Airport.Cedric knows it's unfair to block all cab drivers other than Radio Cab from picking up at the airport. Ryan made it known, and made him answer to it. With Ronnie Strength, he knows this is election year, and he does not want Ryan hurting him and the Black vote! You people need to wake up, and smell this little filthy city you have with it filthy operations. Ryan does @ times have his facts backward, BUT you had better believe there is some truth to 99% of it. Rev Moore just happens to have that loop hole Ryan named the wrong bank, but he had the right message which has been known for years by his congregation and the public

WW1949
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WW1949 03/30/07 - 07:54 am
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I am glad the black listeners

I am glad the black listeners are seeing what this man really is. He is a hateful person that can do no good. He preaches discord and I think the station keeps him because listeners tune in to hear what and who he is going to rant about today. He make no sense, can't even talk right and is not the mentor that young black children or white children and adults need. The station manager should let him leave but that may take away advertisers and money. That's what it's all about.

Shelby
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Shelby 03/30/07 - 07:58 am
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Can't you people see that

Can't you people see that this is just another ploy by the white man to keep a positive figure from inciting us to stand up for what is right. Every time someone speak out on behalf of black people the white man tries to tear them down. Ex. MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks. And instead of us supporting our own we turns out backs. This is exactly the reason why we don't have a black mayor. Ryan B is not evil. He is no different from us when we voice our opinion. People are quick to support Austin Rhodes and Rush Limbaugh and those are the two most ridiculous people known to radio. People even except Howard Stern and his outrageous antics. We need to take a look at ourselves before we start throwing stones. Ryan B is a good person and he needs the support of the black community.

Curlie56
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Curlie56 03/30/07 - 08:10 am
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With Ronnie Strength...maybe

With Ronnie Strength...maybe it's about time some of these COLD CASES FROM YEARS AGO REOPEN! This has been happening around the USA, with great convicting results. If you play any part in a crime, you are guilty of the whole crime...that also means withholding evidence. Ryan has scared a lot of people, who wants him off the air to keep their dirty secrets. Philpot, everyone standing in a pulpit was not called or ordained by GOD. Are you one of those little dirty ministers? Some pulpit standees are there on their own. Some of these people just have a great gift of gab, able to smoothly operate and preach GOD'S word for themselves. I personally want judge any of them, but I do know dirty ministers do exist, just as dirty politics and politicians. WAAW 94.7 is a station based on Gospel, but Rayn's show is based on information, and therapy to wake up the community. While at a luncheon with Ryan, I was amazed at how many white people thanked him for unveiling the dirt going on downtown with taxpayers money. He was cautioned on his deliverance, but thanked for his deliverance. They all wanted him to know they appreciated what he does. So, all is/was not lost.

Curlie56
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Curlie56 03/30/07 - 08:13 am
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You are right on the money

You are right on the money Shelby

september 5th
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september 5th 03/30/07 - 08:21 am
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ryan b is giving austin

ryan b is giving austin rhodes some competition! the black ministers in town have been crooks for years and that which is done in the dark finally comes to light! in my opinion clarence moore and cedric johnson and a whole lot of others ministers do not want the real truth to come out about some of their dealings and personal relationships-- and they are running scared! augusta is not atlanta! this is a small town and everybody knows everybody else's business..if you don't want people talking about you..keep your noses clean! go ryan b (by the way ryan b and austin both need some remedial english classes, esp. austin who's 3rd (but not last) wife is a school teacher...i wonder how often she has to correct him at home when he mispronounces words or use words out of context or worse yet make up new words and then laughs about it! disgusting!

tigger 2
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tigger 2 03/30/07 - 08:45 am
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Retired army you live in a

Retired army you live in a dream world about iraq, these people harbor terrorism and export their brand of religion, have you forgot 9-11, either fight them over there or fight them here WHICH DO YOU PREFER?????????????

worriedboutdafuture
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worriedboutdafuture 03/30/07 - 08:54 am
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"When It Rains It Pours!" It

"When It Rains It Pours!" It Seems Ryan B is getting hit with LAWSUITS to the Left of him!, LAWSUITS to the Right of him!, and LAWSUITS right smack in his MOUTH!. Today while listening to his BRAVE supporting RADIO STATION, WAAW. They were doing DAMAGE CONTROL under the disguise of the "WORD!" Let's face it this guy stepped on it BIG this time! And it Ain't a "BLACK THING or WHITE THING!" "It's BOTH sides that he has offended with his accusations without "PROOF or RELEVANT FACTS!" Those again who support him through this crises (Self-Inflicted I might add) Ought to hold him "Accountable to stick to the facts with PROOF!" Should he manage to navigate his way through these seas of "LAWSUITS!" THEN WE WILL REALLY KNOW WHO HOLDS THAT "BILL OF SALE" ON HIM. AND IF HE DON"T LIKE IT,THEN "TUFF!!" Again BEST REGUARDS: UNCLE and SUZY TOM, MR. and MISS CHARLEY AND THE WHOLE DARN FAMILY

imaginethat
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imaginethat 03/30/07 - 08:59 am
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Ryan B and Austin Rhodes are

Ryan B and Austin Rhodes are two classless individuals who both can benefit from grammar lessons. As an African American, Ryan B cannot and will never speak for me. For you sad individuals who support any of these characters, you're just as pathetic as they are. It truly is sad when an African American has the ear of his people and uses that opportunity to tear down and not build up. Would Ryan enjoy an article or a show that would question his sexual orientation? He is quite feminine you know...Hey, let's get that rumor started and see if he likes being on the receiving end.

philpot
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philpot 03/30/07 - 09:03 am
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No, it isn't on the money.

No, it isn't on the money. Matthew 7:15- 21 warns us of false prophets. First John 4: 1 instructs us. I'm not ignorant of false individuals declaring to walk in one of the five fold offices. You must have the spirit of God dwelling in you to recognize his spirit in another individual or if that spirit is of God Romans 8:9. Romans 8: 6-9 teaches us not to be carnal minded and unrighteous statements degrading another individual is carnal minded for a believer notice I said a believer in Jesus Christ. This isn't for anyone not professing to be a christian. As a christian we must govern ourselves according to the holy scriptures. Now because I don't believe in the way this man governs himself on the air doesn't make me ignorant of the wrong doings in this society or the world. Regardless of the opinions of anyone, my purpose is that truth be told and lived.

Yes, I'm an individual ordained of God to walk in one of the five fold offices as declared in Ephesians 4:11 and I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ Jesus. Know the truth and truth will make you free John 8:32.

I'm not here to debate with anyone but to state that Christ came to heal, deliver and set free.

madblackwoman
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madblackwoman 03/30/07 - 09:27 am
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Right on "Imaginethat" I

Right on "Imaginethat" I would like for all of the people that follow Ryan B aka Doyle or whatever" to stand up . You know that a man that is gay is not biblical. I am assuming that these followers of Ryan are "Christians" Are you willing to stand up in your church and publicly admit that you are a gay follower ? , after all your leader RB speaks outwardly about people..CAN YOU?

jkt
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jkt 03/30/07 - 09:32 am
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I actually forced myself to

I actually forced myself to tune into the Ryan B. show the other morning when he was discussing that the Government was responsible for the conditions of the "Black" Communities in Augusta. First of all it is pronounced "in·stru·ment" . Give me a break, who do you think own the liquor stores and deal the drugs. I live off of washington road near I-20, predominatly white, and there are liquor stores in my neighboorhood. Does that mean I deal drugs or have 2 broken down cars in my yard and have my entire family sitting on the front porch at 11:00 AM Ryan B! No, I have an education, a JOB and haven't been in jail. Whose to blame for that, oh, no one, I make my own decisions, I am an ADULT!

WW1949
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WW1949 03/30/07 - 09:53 am
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each person is responsible

each person is responsible for ther own conditions. if you don't like your station in life do something about it but don't complain because no one else gives you what you need. we should all take care of ourselves, black and white, and be responsible for our actions in our communities. thank goodness the majority of people feel this way and are getting tired of the deadbeats that think the white or black man owes them something. i for one owe nobody but my wife and family anything. ryan b seems to think that the government owes people something. he is dead wrong.

jack
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jack 03/30/07 - 10:09 am
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Retired Army, your post is as

Retired Army, your post is as bad a lie and slanderous of radio talk shows
hosts and Ann Coulter as Ryan B's lies/slander. The war in Iraq is PART of the war on terror and none of these people or the AC has ever said that it was being fought because of or revenge for 9/11. Like Doyle, you need to stick to FACTS vice your personal opinion when you go public or make the same fool out of yourself (which I notice you do quite often) as Doyle does.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 03/30/07 - 10:12 am
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Some of what Ryan B maybe

Some of what Ryan B maybe right about some things, but its hard for people to take him serious with his criminal past. I simply do not bother listening to talk radio because of guys like him and Austin Rhodes, but if you listen to either, study the facts for yourself rather than just taking their word for a situation.

Oh, and fight them over there? The insurgents are only in Iraq because we are. Whether we liked Saddam or not he kept the trains running on time and kept the people working in his country. He was also a check to the power of Iran. Saddam nor Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 so why would you say fight them over there? That shows that you think all middle easterners are the same and that you are uneducated and will follow anything someone tells you in the name of what you think "patriotism" is. Patriotism is what is best the for the nationa, not for the president and his money mongering friends.

september 5th
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september 5th 03/30/07 - 10:25 am
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first of all i am a

first of all i am a registered republican! that said--my comment is that the war in iraq is about oil and dick cheney! bush is glad that the democrats want to bring the troops home--bush wants them home too but he is too proud to say he made a mistake...this is his last term and he knows that there will be other acts of terror like 9-11...we can no more fight terrorism any more than we can have a drug free school zone! the problem w/ fighing terrorism is that there are some many enemies and they are not connected or stationary in one place! sorry for the tangent--i still say ryan b stepped on too many toes and although his facts were off...the real fact is that augusta is full of self-serving ministers and politicians and when the light comes on they all run like roaches!

cottoncandy16
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cottoncandy16 03/30/07 - 10:48 am
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MJDW
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MJDW 03/30/07 - 10:51 am
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Shelby, jackfruitpaper and

Shelby, jackfruitpaper and PrettyRed55 continue to live in the old days,I wonder if they are all over the age of 60. they keep the hate going. Love you imaginethat.

september 5th
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september 5th 03/30/07 - 10:52 am
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cottoncandy16 we are

cottoncandy16 we are discussing and you are reading! what does that make you? dumb dumb?

stampman79
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stampman79 03/30/07 - 11:51 am
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I find it comical that a

I find it comical that a convicted felon like Ryan B(convicted under his real name Brian Lamont Doyle) is accusing other people of crimes.

jebko
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jebko 03/30/07 - 12:26 pm
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Shelby is white!

Shelby is white!

rcs2749
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rcs2749 03/30/07 - 12:46 pm
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Personal

Personal Responsibility........people like Rayn B don't like to hear that word. It is like soap and water to a dirty hippie liberal.

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