ESPN Hit With Libel Suit Over Syracuse Sex Abuse Coverage

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT) -- The wife of former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine launched a libel suit in New York federal court Monday alleging ESPN Inc. destroyed her reputation after reporting that she stood idly by while her husband sexually abused two former Syracuse ball boys.

Laurie Fine says ESPN and reporter Mark Schwarz used shoddy sourcing and doctored key audio evidence when it aired an interview on its series "Outside the Lines" by two Syracuse ball boys who claimed Bernie Fine molested them more than 10 years...
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Case Information

Case Title

Fine v. ESPN, Inc. et al

Case Number



New York Northern

Nature of Suit

Assault Libel & Slander


David E. Peebles

Date Filed

May 21, 2012


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