Daily Beast Coverage Of RNC Talk Defamatory, Lou Holtz Says
Law360, New York (December 13, 2017, 8:05 PM EST) -- Longtime NCAA football coach Lou Holtz launched a defamation lawsuit in Florida federal court Wednesday against online publication The Daily Beast Co., saying a 2016 article suggesting he disparaged immigrants at a talk during the Republican National Convention was factually inaccurate and damaging to his public persona.
Holtz sued The Daily Beast, parent company IAC/InterActiveCorp, reporter Betsy Woodruff and Daily Beast permissions partner YGS Group Inc., claiming the article written by Woodruff — which reported that Holtz had said immigrants are “deadbeats” and “invading the U.S” — knowingly contained false information and was widely distributed to Daily Beast readers and others....
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