Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ex-NBA Great Scottie Pippen Moves Forward with Libel Suit

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22:  Former Chicago Bull Scott...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeNBA Hall of Fame Forward Scottie Pippen, 46, has filed a defamation suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against 10 Web sites, claiming the media defendants falsely alleged he had suffered more than $120 million in financial losses and had filed for bankruptcy, according to the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Web site.

The 17-page Complaint in Scottie Pippen v. Comcast Corp. et al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-08834) alleges defamation, negligence and false light against the defendants and reads as if it were prepared by an avid Chicago Bulls fan, replete as it is with Pippen's noteworthy scoring and rebound achievements. Among the media defendants in the suit are Comcast-owned CNBC, CBS Corp.,, Evolve Media Corp., Yakezie Network and the University of Tampa Minaret.

The plaintiff alleges he lost out on numerous endorsements and appearance fees because of the purportedly erroneous statements concerning his financial condition.

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