CNN’s April Ryan is in some extremely hot water following charges of assault that were placed on her bodyguard for FORCIBLY REMOVING a journalist that was filming her..
According to The Daily Wire, On August 3, Charlie Kratovil, a reporter with the New Brunswick Today, attended the New Jersey Parent Summit at the Heldrich Hotel. There, Ryan, who is D.C. bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, delivered the keynote address. Kratovil was credentialed as a reporter and was videotaping the speech when one of Ryan’s bodyguards, Joel Morris, allegedly seized his camera and forcibly ejected him from the hotel.
“When I speak, I don’t have news covering my speech,” Ryan told the audience as Kratovil was removed from the audience.
Oddly enough, Ryan has on Many many occasions complained that officials in the Trump White House have attempted to silence her. “There have been efforts to silence me in the briefing room, there have been efforts to discredit me,” she said.
On Monday, Kratovil posted a photo to instagram holding up a court document, with the message: “CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED: April Ryan’s ‘security guard’ will be arraigned 9/12 in Superior Court on charges of harassment, assault and theft by unlawful taking.”
Later posting a video on his Twitter page saying, police have found “probable cause” to charge Morris with harassment, assault and theft.
This was more than just an assault on me.
— Charlie Kratovil (@Charlie4Change) August 19, 2019
“This was more than just an assault on me,” Kratovil said. “This was an assault on freedom of the press, and April Ryan should have immediately condemned the use of violence against a journalist.”
The incident was also caught on surveillance cameras.
Another video Morris was seen approaching Ryan at the podium and the two spoke quietly. She then stopped her speech for 30 seconds as Kratovil was ejected.
“Don’t touch my camera, please. Put that down. Don’t you dare. Put that down, sir,” Kratovil said as he was led out.
Kratovil closed with this:
“I was there to cover April Ryan’s speech. Joel Morris stole [my] camera, high-tailed it out of the room. One thing led to another, I ended up being assaulted after retrieving the camera. But now Mr. Morris is going to have to show up on September 12 … in Superior Court.”