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Attorney for LIV Golf’s Patrick Reed files $250M defamation lawsuit against ‘jackals’ Fox Sports, AP, Shane Ryan

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Just over a month after Patrick Reed’s lawyers re-filed a $750 million libel suit — adding Golf Channel’s Damon Hack, Shane Bacon, and Golfweek columnist Eamon Lynch and his parent company Gannett — a new $250 million lawsuit has been filed against a number of other high-profile golf media and organizations.

According to Reed’s lawyer Larry Kleiman, the new lawsuit involves writer Shane Ryan, the Hatchette Book Group, the New York Post and Fox Sports, as well as Associated Press writer Doug Ferguson and the organization he works for. golf week confirmed in the Middle District Court of the Jacksonville Florida Division that the lawsuit was filed this week.

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Ryan wrote two books that are cited in the issue: “Killing the Tiger: A year in the thick of the new PGA tour”. as well as “The Cup They Couldn’t Lose: The Americas, the Ryder Cup, and the Long Walk to Whistling Straits.Click the links to purchase any of these books.

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The release about Ryan stated the following:

One of the first and perhaps most hated and unscrupulous defendants to slander, falsely injure, and maliciously interfere with Mr. Reid, his family, and his colleagues was Shane Ryan, who wrote the book Kill the Tiger: The Year Within. the Ropes on the New PGA Tour” and in his recently published book “The Cup They Couldn’t Lose: America, the Ryder Cup and the Long Way to Whistling Streets” combines and reprints alleged feints and highly damaging attacks. .

In the complaint, Shane Ryan is allegedly pathologically obsessed with the desire to harm Mr. Reed, his family and colleagues, and given his well-known incestuous relationship with the PGA tour participants, his latest book is part and parcel of the slander stream. Statements that were released not only by the Defendants in this case, but also spouted with real evil intent by Brandel Chumbley, Damon Hack, Shane Bacon, and Eamon Lynch, commentators on NBC’s Golf Channel, which according to PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan is the PGA Tour tour. partner. Chambley and others are defendants in the related Reed v. Chambley lawsuit, also filed in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida. See Reed vs. Chamblee, et. al, Civil Action No. – 3:22-cv-01059 (MD Fl.).

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The original lawsuit sought more than $750 million in damages. In civil cases, plaintiffs must prove whether the defendant is liable, not whether the defendant is guilty. The lawsuit was filed by Kleiman, a Florida lawyer who lost a number of defamation suits. including one in which Arizona politician “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio sued several national media outlets, claiming that they defamed him and influenced his bid to win a seat in the US Senate.

“My client, his family and colleagues have become the whipping boy of cheap and dishonest golf media journalists like Shane Ryan who feed off the PGA Tour feeder, a tour that has historically mistreated Mr. Reed. Indeed, my client moved to LIV Golf in the first place because of this abuse, when adequate security was not provided even at PGA Tour events, where Mr. for slander. and other alleged illegal actions by Defendants in these two recent lawsuits,” Kleiman said in a press release.

“Mr. Reed, on behalf of himself, his family and colleagues, simply does not want to take this any longer and is fighting back in the courts to not only restore his legal reputation for integrity and excellence in golf but also to protect his loved ones from such like Shane Ryan, Doug Ferguson and the rest of the jackals who make their miserable and miserable lives by spreading lies and false information about him.These types of journalists, publishers and networks create a bad reputation for being good by publishing and spreading false information to the masses for their own financial gain to attract readers, viewers, cliques, and for no other reason than to use Mr. Reed callously and cruelly as a money-making tool, no matter how harmful it was or will be to his career, his family, colleagues and his life.

“Let it be known that anyone who emulates Shane Ryan and the other defendants in these two lawsuits in order to make cheap profits and harm Mr. Reed, his family and colleagues, will be prosecuted to the letter of the law. ”

The original costume, which was called Brandel Chamblee and Golf Channel, said the group “colluded as joint perpetrators of harm to and with the PGA Tour, its (sic) executives and its commissioner Jay Monahan, to engage in a scheme and practice to slander Mr. Reed, misrepresent information with false and/or reckless disregard for the truth… deliberately omitting important substantive facts to mislead the public, and actively harassing Mr. Reid from the age of 23 to destroy his reputation, generate hatred and create a hostile work environment for him…”

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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