Patrick Reed’s lawyer demands an on-air apology from CNN’s Jake Tapper, Bob Costas; threatened $450M claim

An attorney representing Patrick Reed has added another lawsuit to a long list of recent filings against media companies and individuals.

During a segment on CNN last week, the studio hosted Jake Tapper talk with longtime broadcaster and author Bob Costas about the legal battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. A letter from Larry Klayman, the attorney representing Reed, demanded an on-air apology from the pair for what it called an “extremely defamatory incident.”

If not, Klayman’s letter says his group has the right “to sue Tapper, Costas and CNN pursuant to Florida Statute 770.01 for damages in excess of $450,000,000 dollars including compensatory damages.” , true, specific and penal.”

In 2022, Klayman filed a $750 million defamation suit against Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee, Damon Hack, Shane Bacon, as well as golf week The author was Eamon Lynch and his parent company, Gannett, at the time plus $250 million in claims against it reporter Shane Ryan, Hachette Publishing, the New York Post and Fox Sports, as well as Associated Press golf reporter Doug Ferguson and the organization he works for.

In civil cases, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant is liable, not that the defendant is guilty. The lawsuit was filed by Klayman, a Florida attorney who has been the loser of several defamation suits, including one in which Arizona Congressman “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio sued several national media, accusing them of slandering him and influencing him. try to win the US Senate.

Of the original suit against Brandel Chamblee and Golf Channel said the group “conspired as joint slanderers on behalf of the PGA Tour, the (sic) management and Commissioner Jay Monahan, to engage in a pattern and practice of defaming Mr. Reed, misreporting and lying and/or reckless disregard. the truth…the intentional omission of important facts to mislead the public, and focus heavily on Mr. Reed since from the age of 23 to damage his reputation, create hatred, and a work environment for him…”

The new suit against Tapper and his political statements, especially against former President Donald Trump, is tied to many golf clubs.

At one time, I knew Jake Tapper as an honest reporter and journalist, but after the election of President Donald Trump, he sold his soul to the management of CNN, then led by the Trump- hate Jeff Zucker. Since then, CNN and Tapper have been on a mission to destroy Trump, which apparently appeals to CNN on the left, and reaps money for the network. Interestingly, a person named Zucker is referring to the advertising issue.

Although Jeff Zucker has since been fired as CEO of CNN due to allegations of misconduct with a CNN subordinate, his legacy as a Trump-hater lives on and on. Tapper continues his vicious attacks not only on Trump but on anyone and anything associated with him, such as. such as LIV Golf, which only held two events at the former president’s golf resorts in New Jersey and Florida last year, which were paid for by LIV Golf (sic).


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Article originally appeared on GolfWeek

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