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GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Threatens Libel Suit Against Democratic Committee For Calling Him A Pimp

GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Threatens Libel Suit Against Democratic Committee...

Sheldon Adelson, a Republican billionaire casino mogul and contributor to numerous GOP Super PACS, is threatening to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after they published a blog in which they called Adelson a pimp.

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The offending blog linked to the DCCC claimed that Adelson was funding GOP PACs with money gained from prostitution.

Adelson’s attorney, Lewis Clayton, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the Democratic committee was “maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp who has given ‘Chinese prostitution money’ to your political opponents.”

The blog post in question links to an Associated Press report in the Boston Globe which cites allegations by a former executive with Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s casino in Macau, China who says they provided their patrons with prostitutes and “Sheldon Adelson personally approved of prostitution and knew of other improper activity at his company’s properties in the Chinese enclave.”

Nevada-based political reporter Jon Ralston reported that DCCC spokesman Jesse Ferguson said that they have received the threat from Adelson’s lawyers and are reviewing his complaint.

Adelson contributed over $10 million to a pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC during the Republican presidential primaries and has said that he intends to contribute more to Republican messaging outfits during the general election campaign.

h/t Las Vegas Review-Journal

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