CNN LAWSUIT! ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI THREATENED TO SUE CNN FOR $100 MILLION OVER FAKE CONGRESS PROBE, RUSSIA STORY
CNN is facing a $100 million libel lawsuit from Anthony Scaramucci , hedge fund manager and member of Trump transition team member, for a fake story they were forced to retract, claiming Scaramucci is under investigation by Congress for his alleged link to a Russian investment fund.
He got an unusual public apology but the threat of lawsuit continues.
Via The New York Post:
The specter of a $100 million libel suit scared CNN into retracting a poorly reported story that slimed an ally of President Trump’s — and forcing out the staffers responsible for it, The Post has learned.
The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition-team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s pending purchase by AT&T — and the widespread belief among media execs that CNN President Jeff Zucker can’t survive a merger.
CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.
Scaramucci got an unusual public apology but still hired a top Manhattan lawyer to put further pressure on CNN and “look after [his] interests in this matter,” one source said.
- Former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake :”We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well,”
Following the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while in police custody, the riots in Baltimore that ensued left businesses looted and destroyed. Worse, police were ordered to stand down while all rioting and destruction occurred.
Former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as well as current mayor Catherine Pug are both named in the suit. Rawlings was the mayor at the time of the riots, and was widely criticized for her horrendous response to the riots.
“We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well,” she said in the aftermath of the attack, leading to widespread outrage among store owners who lost everything.
“The City failed them when they adopted a policy of restraint and issued stand-down orders, caring more about the public perception that they feared would result with increased police presence than preventing what were clearly preventable riots,” the lawyer for the businesses suing the city said.
WBAL-TV reported that the lawsuit asks for compensation for the damages, but does not list a specific dollar amount. It is unclear if a specific amount will be asked for at a later date as the lawsuit progresses.
The Baltimore Sun reported that the court filing is over 700 pages long, and lists in great detail exactly what happened to the roughly 60 businesses that are part of this lawsuit.
- Ghost teachers have been paid more than $500,000 to skip teaching classes and instead work full time for the local teachers’ union, the Reading Education Association (REA).
( Fox News ) The controversial practice of having “ghost teachers” in public schools is haunting another Pennsylvania school district.
A lawsuit was recently filed against the Reading School District in eastern Pennsylvania, alleging that so-called ghost teachers have been paid more than $500,000, essentially to skip teaching classes and instead work full time for the local teachers’ union, the Reading Education Association (REA).
Under current state law, a collective bargaining agreement between a union and a school district can require the district to allow teachers to work full time for the union while still drawing a teacher’s salary and benefits. Such ghost teachers are also paid by their union.
The lawsuit’s plaintiff, Americans for Fair Treatment (AFT), is seeking to end the practice of ghost teaching in Reading. The group claims tax dollars are illegally being given to members of the REA. The AFT filed the lawsuit with assistance from the Fairness Center, a watchdog group.
“I think this has been off people’s radars for a while,” Karin Sweigart, the AFT’s deputy general counsel, said to Fox News. “Unless taxpayers were specific in requesting information on where their money was being allocated, they would not know about these salaries for ghost teachers.”
DNC BODY BAG! BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS SUING DNC FOR FRAUD GETTING DEATH THREATS: May “Wash Up Dead on Hollywood beach”
Bernie Sanders supporters suing DNC for fraud are freaking out because they are getting death threats.
They know what happened to Seth Rich for snitching, what is one more body bag, right libs?
From American Lookout:
The attorney representing Bernie Sanders supporters in their lawsuit against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims that they are receiving death threats…
Beck’s Facebook post:
Our co-counsel Cullin O’Brien now getting anonymous callers, talking about Cullin’s family and how federal prosecutor #BerantonWhisenant washed up dead on Hollywood Beach, same county as Cullin.
We are sitting ducks.
Beck responded to another a comment on her post:
There’s a lot of crazy ppl out there, you think we’re a target for only “real assassins”? There’s imagery of Trump getting beheaded being put out by the media, the same media which is calling us conspiracy theorists and the lawsuit meritless. Petes sakes…
Another post from Elizabeth Lee Beck:
I don’t think people understand that the longer Beranton Whisenant’s death, like the death of Seth Rich, remains unsolved, the more of a threat to the rule of law.
It’s not about speculating who did it, or being a conspiracy theorist. It’s about conducting a competent investigation. We can do it. For whatever reason, it’s not happening.
The longer it goes on, the more of a threat to anyone in public service. That includes the DNC Fraud Lawsuit JUDGE, the lawyers, anyone cond…ucting an investigation in any case.
It gives people ideas, okay?
( College Fix ) A feminist student group recently filed a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Mary Washington that alleges the college failed “to protect them from a sexually hostile school environment.”
But the university denies there is a “sufficiency of evidence” to support the group’s claims.
Members of the group Feminists United at the University of Mary Washington filed the lawsuit against the university and its former president Richard Hurley on May 4. The plaintiffs allege that the university violated Title IX and the 14th Amendment when they did not take sufficient action against offensive speech by male students at the university.
Most of the speech occurred on the social media app Yik Yak, where users could post anonymous messages (known as “yaks”) to others in their geographical area.
The lawsuit classifies many of these messages as “overtly sexist and/or threatening,” and Feminists United claims that by not shutting down Yik Yak on school Wi-Fi, the university fostered a sexually hostile environment, failing to “protect the Plaintiffs from [the] effects” of the offensive yaks.
The lawsuit alleges that Mary Washington exhibited “deliberate indifference” to the “sexually hostile environment” created by the yaks. “Deliberate indifference” is potentially actionable under Title IX.
Democrat Party ‘field organizers’ during 2016 election filed a class action lawsuit against the Democrat Party for paying slave wages and not paying workers overtime pay as they slaved 80-90 hours per week.
DNC paid executive director of DNC Convention 300,000 just for convention, interns got $500 … & then stiffed workers.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has paid out nearly a million dollars to staff members, and local institutions, from leftover money it raised to stage the event
But, dozens of people who worked in the field elsewhere in the country for Democrats feel shortchanged and are now part of a class action federal lawsuit.
The bonuses ranged from $500 for interns to more than $300,000 for the executive director.
“I think everyone’s reaction is the same. It’s obscene,” says Justin Swidler, a Cherry Hill-based attorney.
Swidler is pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of 40-to-50 “field organizers” all over the country, whom he says were denied overtime compensation.
“One of the arguments that the Democrats are making is that they just don’t have the money to pay overtime to their workers,” said Swidler.
The named defendants are the Democratic National Committee, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and five more state party organizations.
“These workers were out there in a campaign that was promising $15 an hour minimum wage, and expanding the overtime rights of workers,” Swidler said.
….One of the lead plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit is Bethany Katz of Rosemont.
Swidler says she and others believed in the Democratic platform and ideals, and put in 80-to-90-hours a week in the last stages of the race to support Hillary Clinton.
“They got paid a flat salary of $3,000 a month, which isn’t even minimum wage for some of the hours that they were working,” said Swidler.
He says the lawsuit seeks “fair pay for fair work,” and holding the Democratic Party to the very ideals that it embraces.
- CNN: “It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?”
According to The New York Business Journal, CNN is facing class action lawsuit from 175 current and former employees, alleging racism at America’s liberal cable network. And theirs is worse than Fox News. Hey media, why the silent cricket treatment?
As many as 175 current and former employees of CNN have contacted lawyers about joining a class-action suit that alleges racism at the cable network.
The news comes as two other media organizations, The New York Times and Fox News, are also being sued.
According to the New York Post, the lawsuit against CNN claims that the Atlanta-based company is “rife with racism” and “bigoted remarks.”
“It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?” are just some of the statements alleged in the complaint, filed by former CNN executive assistant Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr., a former manager at the affiliated Turner Broadcasting System.
Henley and Colbert Jr. , represented by attorney Daniel Meachum, also cite wage discrimination, claiming that they were both paid less than white counterparts.
CNN representatives did not respond to requests for comment.