Greek Pol Hits NY Post, News Corp. With Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT) -- The former foreign minister of Greece slapped media giant News Corp. with a defamation suit Friday in New York, claiming a New York Post article falsely depicted him as a wild-spending “shopaholic” at the height of the Greek financial crisis.

Dimitris Droutsas, now a member of the European Parliament, alleges the Post, owned by News Corp. deliberately trashed his reputation in a malicious column by Andrea Peyser published in October 2010.

Titled “Diplos stick us with tab,” Peyser's column derided the annual United Nations meeting in...
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