Ex-LA Times Sports Writer Is Paranoid, Psychologist Testifies

By Daniel Siegal (September 30, 2015, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, who alleges the paper trumped up allegations of unethical conduct to force his resignation, notched a "very high" score for paranoia in psychological testing, according to a psychologist testifying for the paper Wednesday in Simers' age discrimination trial.

Simers, 63, formerly a prominent columnist for the paper's sports section, has filed suit in state court against Los Angeles Times Communications LLC and the paper's parent, Tribune Company, seeking $18 million in compensatory and punitive damages for allegations that the paper forced him out in 2013 because of his age and because he had...

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