By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The wife of fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine filed a libel lawsuit Monday against ESPN, saying the network ruined her life by broadcasting salacious reports that she knew her husband abused boys and that she had sex with one of the boys.
The wife of fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine claimed Wednesday that ESPN maliciously trampled her reputation by broadcasting salacious stories about her and about claims that her husband molested ball boys.
A student accused of slashing a Muslim taxi driver's neck was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by the horrors of the war he witnessed while filming a documentary in Afghanistan, his attorney said Monday.
In the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, Fisher says the network knew from its earlier reporting that the tape was "entirely speculative" and "unreliable" but broadcast it anyway.
Her lawyer, Pittsburgh-based Lawrence Fisher, said the recording was doctored, selectively edited, reported out of context and did not definitively contain Laurie Fine's voice.