Former PARTRIDGE FAMILY star Danny Bonaduce is suing his former radio show co-host JAMIE WHITE for slander.

Bonaduce, who used to host THE JAMIE AND DANNY SHOW on Los Angeles station Star FM, alleges White made "numerous false and defamatory statements" on air about the redhead actor, which he was in rehabilitation for his alcohol addiction in May (05).

Bonaduce, 46, claims White lied about him attending work while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and is asking compensatory and punitive damages.

The actor, who played DANNY in the cult 1970s show, quotes White as telling listeners, "I've been so patient about all of this crap, you know. I've been so freaking patient about and I've dealt with it, and I've dealt with (Bonaduce) being higher than a kite on this show."

Bonaduce also alleges White claimed Star FM couldn't insure him because of his substance abuse and he swore at his daughter in front of his radio colleagues.

The actor was fired from Star FM earlier this summer (JUL05) after six years working at the station.