Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fox Fights Back Against Defamation Lawsuit Brought Over Seth Rich Story

From NPR: Fox News is trying to derail a defamation lawsuit filed by Rod Wheeler, who alleges that the network has attributed statements to him in an article regarding a story about the death of Seth Rich in order to make the story more credible. Mr. Wheeler says the statements do not represent him; Fox News says they are like those he has made, and in any case he is a Fox employee. Fox says that as an employee, Mr. Wheeler must agree to arbitration with the network and cannot press his claims in court. Fox has since retracted the article.  More here from Newsweek.

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