Port Huron, MI – The ongoing feud between prominent local social media influencer Kevin Lindke and Port Huron City Manager James Freed has intensified in recent days, with Freed’s alleged defamatory comments on The Paul Miller Morning Show on WPHM further fueling the dispute. These two local figures are currently at the center of an impending U.S. Supreme Court case, with oral arguments scheduled for Halloween.
During the radio broadcast according to Kevin Lindke, James Freed levied defamatory accusations against Lindke, implicating him in criminal activities. The accusations have only added fuel to the already raging fire of this bitter dispute.
In response to Freed’s comments, Lindke took matters into his own hands by publicly recording himself delivering a demand for a retraction to both Freed’s office at City Hall and Paul Miller’s studio, situated in the Radio First building in downtown Port Huron. As of our latest update, neither Freed nor Miller has issued any response to Lindke’s demands.
Michigan law provides a framework for cases involving defamation “per se,” where a defamatory statement explicitly “imputes a criminal offense.” According to MCL 600.2911, such statements are themselves actionable and can subject the individual who uttered or published them to a civil lawsuit. In light of Freed’s statements, Lindke has threatened legal action against both the City Manager and Paul Miller.
As the legal battle looms, the community is watching closely, and Blue Water Healthy Living is committed to providing updates as more facts emerge in this ongoing saga.
To hear the full Radio First interview from the “Paul Miller Morning Show” with Port Huron City Manager James Freed posted on September 12th, click on the link below.