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A man who appeared on an episode of the "Geraldo!" television talk show called "Telephone Terror" is suing the show for $28 million, saying the show revealed his identity after promising not to.

Carl J. Ober appeared on the show as a man who harassed women on the telephone, according to the suit he filed on Thursday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The suit alleged that on at least four occasions, Ober's face was shown with the words, "Made obscene phone calls." Ober said the show's host, Geraldo Rivera, called him a "sick person" who "verbally raped" women.

On at least two occasions, Rivera called him "Carl" and on at least two other occasions referred to him as Carl Ober, according to the suit. The show aired Feb. 15, 1990.

Ober said he and Rivera had a written and verbal agreement that his identity would not be revealed.

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