show ping, also Randi Goldklank has left Ch 7 and her
case has been continued without a finding
Under an agreement reached in East Boston District Court this morning, the general manager of Channel 7 has to apologize to the Logan International Airport state police troopers and airline employees she offended during an ugly episode that led to her high-profile arrest and ultimately her resignation.
I have decided to resign my position at WHDH/WLVI to continue to focus on getting healthy, said Randi Goldklank, 40, said in a statement her attorney read just minutes after she put the charges behind her.
At some point, she wants to return to broadcasting work, according to the statement.
Goldklank, 40, who carried a Coach bag and wore a sharp gray business suit and high-heeled brown leather sandals to court, admitted to facts sufficient for a finding of guilty on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest stemming from an April 20 incident aboard a Delta flight. A charge of assault and battery on a police officer was dismissed.
Her case was continued without a finding for one year, during which time she must abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs and enter and a complete substance abuse treatment program, according to court documents. She was ordered to apologize to state police and Delta employees and pay restitution for breaking State Trooper Gray Hodgdons glasses during her arrest.
A police report stated that during the incident, she broke the troopers glasses and screamed, Do you know who the (expletive) I am? The police report also indicated that Goldklank reeked of booze and that troopers believed her to be drunk.
Following her arrest, Goldklank was put on administrative leave and sought medical treatment.
In a statement issued this morning, Channel 7 owner Ed Ansin said: This has been an unfortunate circumstance. Randi Goldklank is a talented executive. We wish her great success.
Goldklanks attorney, David Eisenstadt, made a brief statement after the court hearing.
This was a very unfortunate incident. My client accepts complete responsiblity for her actions, Eisenstadt told reporters.
If Goldklank meets the courts conditions for one year, she will have no conviction on her record.
Goldklank declined comment as she left.
Former Channel 7 general manager Mike Carson, the acting GM since Goldklank was put on leave, didnt immediately return a call requesting comment.
State police spokesman Dave Procopio declined to comment on Goldklanks apology, but said troopers assigned to the airport acted with the highest level of professionalism that night.
We just do our job. Whether we get an apology or not, the troopers will be at the airport day in and day out protecting the public and keeping the peace, he said.
Jessica Heslam contributed to this report.
You're an arrogant, obnoxious, pompous a$$, I'm guessing giving up the 36 drinks in one session might be a start....then....several people skills courses maybe in order..........