NY Times Escapes Suit Over DOJ Atty Groping Story

Law360 (March 23, 2020, 10:18 PM EDT) -- The New York Times on Monday dodged a suit by a U.S. Justice Department attorney, with a federal judge agreeing with the newspaper that its reporting on sexual harassment allegations against the DOJ lawyer was protected speech.

U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick said Empire State law shields The New York Times Co. from a defamation suit by Gwynn X. Kinsey, an attorney formerly with the DOJ's death penalty division who was accused of groping an administrative assistant.

Judge Broderick said the newspaper's reporting was based on a declaration given in a legal proceeding by then-intern Luke Woolman, and New York...

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