Gawker Faces $10M Libel Suit Over Schwarzenegger Story

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Former flight attendant Tammy Tousignant hit Gawker Media with a $10 million defamation suit late last month, claiming the online tabloid published false claims that she was former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress and mother of his love child.

Tousignant — who worked as a flight attendant on Schwarzenegger's private jet in the 1990s — claims Gawker posted an article May 17 wrongly linking her to a Los Angeles Times report that the actor and politician had fathered an illegitimate child with an unnamed former household...
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