The New York Times‘ legal team has sent a pretty fiery response to the threat of a lawsuit from Donald Trump over their big exposé on women alleging he groped them.
Two women spoke to the Times in a piece out last night and described in vivid detail Trump inappropriately touching them years ago. Trump was fuming and threatened a lawsuit, as well as demanding an immediate retraction.
Well, the Times‘ legal team hit back with this observation:
“The essence of a libel claim, of course, is the protection of one’s reputation. Mr. Trump has bragged about his non-consensual sexual touching of women. He has bragged about intruding on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing rooms… Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation than Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.”
You can read the whole thing here:
NYT's legal team responds to Trump. pic.twitter.com/Zvrx2hm93l
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) October 13, 2016
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