Angry listener kicks Leykis in head

Bob Nelson
Thu Aug 26 12:45:52 EDT 2004 

{via KIRO}

SEATTLE -- A man angry about on-air comments made by radio talk show host Tom Leykis spotted him outside a Seattle nightspot and kicked him in the head, police say. 

Leykis, based in Los Angeles, was treated at Swedish Medical Center and required 17 stitches for a cut above his eye. He also sustained a scraped knee and a black eye in the attack early Monday, a police report said. 

No arrests had been reported by early Thursday. 

"We are taking it very seriously," officer Scott Moss said. 

Leykis, 48, is known for blunt talk. He named the woman accusing Kobe Bryant of rape, as well as a woman who tried to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge in Seattle and the 13-year-old boy raped by teacher Mary Kay Letourneau. 

Leykis said he had never before been attacked by someone upset by his show. 

(Leykis had a spousal abuse incident in Boston: 


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