Skip to comments.Fighting back: Sarah Palin in threat to sue over 'series of lies and rumours' in new book
Posted on 09/26/2011 9:53:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains 'a series of lies and rumours.'
John Tiemessen, in a letter to the publisher of Crown Publishing Group on Monday, cites an email that author Joe McGinniss allegedly sent a blogger in January seeking substantiation for several rumours that have surrounded Palin's family.
That email was posted online last week by Andrew Breitbart.
Mr Tiemessen says McGinniss' book, The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin, contains 'most of' the stories that merely 'amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals.'
Emails sent after hours to Crown Publishing, which is a division of Random House, and McGinniss weren't immediately returned, the Associated Press reports.
McGinniss lived next door to the Palins in Alaska last year while researching the book, which was released last week.....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I hope she takes that perverted creep McGinniss for every last thing he owns. GO SARAH!!!
Random House needs to hear from millions of American who love this country...
Whatever they settle for out of court I hope it includes a very public apology and admission of total fabrication.
Just tell Amazon to stick it in the FICTION section.
Thanks for the email address. Without cussing I told them what I thought of their ethics and that I wouldn’t be buying anything they publish.
Hope they get millions of similar letters.
To quote a former Palin foe-turned-colleague from Alaska:
"It's kind of like people who have never snorkled near a barracuda, they seem so docile at first, you think you can swim right alongside them. They don't realize that that mouth is loaded with razor-sharp teeth; it will whip around in a second and slice you to pieces. They're actually quite deadly..."
McIllness should have known better than to mess...
...time to pay the 'Cuda. LMAO!!!!
Copy of the Palin letter sent to Random House here:
Thanks for the link!
Libs are claiming Palin is playing the “victim” card...
Yet any legit criticism of Obama’s policies is now considered racist.
Sarah is awesome.
but this is a mistake the more I think about it.
Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower (great leaders) wouldn’t have dropped down to that level just to defeat this little sewer rat. It isnt worth the time.
It’s going to get settle.....I see no way that RH would allow their correspodences be released in the “discovery” phase
Let’s try again with the tagline and see if shortening it fits
It’s not just to go after this little rat, it’s to put an end to 3 years of unprecedented attacks on Palin and her children by the media.
This serves notice that lies, rumors and innuendo will have repercussions and that they no longer have a license to smear the Palin’s with their unhinged lunacy.
If you have to take up battles like this, what is the state of the overall war ?
Now that Sarah Palin holds no office and is running for none, does she get the greater protection under US libel law that a non public figure gets? I’m not sure, since after all she is a TV commentatrix. If she’s still a public figure, this book’s garbage must truly be a pack of blatantly malicious and false lies for her to consider going after it.
Protecting yourself, your honor and that of your family is never a mistake. Nor is holding people accountable for their actions. Ever.
Not something a national leader would do. unless they were just finished with politics
To stop the 3 year witch hunt by the media and the left (same thing) that will go on for at least another 3 years against Palin and her family.
Palin is now a private citizen and is afforded protection against lies and smears by psychotic, unhinged lefties whose sole purpose is to destroy Palin.
They are still dumpster diving in Wasilla, filing the FOIA to read her emails, and even moving in next door to her in an attempt to dig up dirt on her, and after all this time, effort and money, have come up with nothing.
So they resorted to making things up in an attempt to destroy her.
I heard when she resigned as Governor, there where over 100 more frivolous lawsuits waiting to be filed.
When one of them has to pay out a 7 or 8 figure settlement, only then will the hysterics by the unhinged end.
I think you answered your own question there.
This is something someone does when they are defeated normally. my goodness.. She has the potential to be a great leader.
instead of taking on the national debt, China and AlQaeda...she is taking on Joe McGinnis..
To all whom it may concern: The fact that you published the book “The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin” is a horrible reflection on you. For you to publish such blatant lies must mean that you have an agenda. It certainly is very poor publishing. I plan on never buying anything published by you again. I do not want to support a publishing house that obviously has an agenda contrary to everything I hold dear. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I sure hope that you are. I hope that Sarah Palin sues you for all the lies you published and you learn a lesson. Sincerely, XXXXX
Don't be obtuse. She's taking on Random House, the publishing world and the MSM by extension.
Enough of the lies and smears on conservatives by today's liberal elite.
I have supported and defended this woman in front of family, friends and others. I have defended her and supported her for over 3 years now.
but this is just a lowly mistake
instead of taking on the national debt, China and AlQaeda...she is taking on Joe McGinnis..
I personally think she can do both.
Besides that's what she has "people" for...she wouldn't be spending much of her own time on this...and after all Clinton ran the country all the while trying to hide Monica under his desk...and lots of people thought he was a good president...
Perhaps you would have a different perspective if you and your family had been falsely attacked by the media for the past 3 years, and you also had to spend 5x your annual salary and all your days in court defending yourself against psychotic people that continuously filed frivolous lawsuits against you.
At some point, you have to say “enough is enough” and fight back and make a statement that if the shenanigans continue, that those smearing you will have to pay for their false attacks.
These people are just opponents, they are mentally unbalanced and won’t stop. Ever.
Unless they realize that if they continue, they will get a taste of their own medicine, get dragged into court, have to answer and defend against these frivolous accusations, and spend time and money defending themselves, but against real smears, not made up ones.
what about being a national leader at a time of such peril ?
I totally disagree. I want my leaders fighting for themselves...or how can they/why would they fight for us? You should give this more thought. ‘Traditional’ methods of dealing with this stuff are not a Palin specialty.
Yes, she can do both. That’s why she hired a law firm to send a letter to Random House, letting them know that they have crossed the line and that future occurrences will be met with similar action.
Yes, Sarah Palin can hold office and raise a family.
She can also run for office if she chooses and to sue the crap out of the people attempting to ruin her reputation and her life.
She is obviously the consummate mulit-tasker....
You couldn't be a national leader in a time of great peril and also hire lawyers to sue a publisher...obvious from your post, because you can't imagine someone doing both effectively.
That doesn't mean others are incapable of it.
When ISN’t there a time of peril? CEOs are sued ans sue daily with no effect on their job. That holds no water.
I just don’t get how or why you take this position. Do you think she personally has to do anything besides turning the dogs of law loose and signing papers/answering a few questions? What’s that? An hour a week?
I don’t think she will be a “National Leader” as she is damaged goods in perception, not factually, thus the legal letter by the law firm to view emails between the author and Random House.
If their is anything actionable there, then there will likely be a lawsuit, which will send a message to the media and to others that further smears will end up costing them a fortune.
Perhaps she’s planning a run for 2016 in case Obama is re-elected. Don’t underestimate Palin. Many have and were very sorry they did.
And after the verbal assault on her daughter by that drunken idiot last week, the line was crossed.
Basically, Palin is saying “enough is enough” you F with me and I’m going to F with you, times 10 and you will pay.
Let’s see what happens when these people are facing a lifetime of bankruptcy due to legal fees, not to mention damages.
But the responses to your comments contradict the Palin fans`s stand-by that Palin resigned the governorship because legal issues took her attention away from her job and were a huge distraction and financial drain. So now she`s going to be able to bring up her family, possibly run for and serve as president AND spend money on a lawsuit she instigated [where is the money for that going to come from on a president`s salary?]
Either Palin gallantly can`t serve in office while dealing with lawsuits or she can--which is it?
Sue Baby, Sue!
Sue Baby, Sue!
Sue Baby, Sue!
The laws in Alaska and the laws in this case/situation are two different things entirely.
There she was constrained in dealing with ethics suits that she had to personally pay - all of which were ended in her favor.
Here it’s not HER ethics that are under the legal microscope, nor does she have to pay. Those ethics suits directly had effect on her ability to govern as they were aimed AT her and the state of Alaska/other govt employees who ALSO had to go out of pocket. Not so now.
Did you read the article?
Palin’s law firm is serving notice to Random House that they want to see the emails between McGinness and Random House to see if their is anything actionable.
Palin will let her lawyers handle this, and she has more than enough money from her book sales and speaking fees to pay the attorneys.
Mainly, she’s sending a message.
It’s win/win for her, especially since McGinness basically admitted he couldn’t source these rumors, but Random House printed them anyway because “time ran out” and the book had to go to press, regardless of whether the contents had a shred of truth to them or not.
Why is this so hard for people to understand?
They sound like the same people that said Palin couldn’t serve as VP and raise a child at the same time.
Palin could serve as President, juggle several chain saws, raise her children and still have time to track, hunt, kill, field dress and cook dinner for her family.
What moronic commentary.
When Palin resigned, the ethics complaints against her administration had cost Alaskans two million dollars and thousands of hours of lost manpower. She quit as Governor on behalf of Alaska.
This is a potential defamtion lawsuit, it's a private matter between her, her family and her attorneys. She isn't costing Alaska a dime.
Really? Tell that to Teddy Roosevelt (Well, ok you can't tell Teddy cause's he's dead).
No, it isn’t.
I’m really wondering if FR has more libs on it than conservatives lately. Is it just me or does it annoy the hell out of anyone else when ‘freepers’ take the same position as libs.. Claiming Palin is “Whining” “unpresedential” and the like on this issue for pursuing her rights? What the hell ever happened to standing up for one’s family and what’s right?
The other day it was people defending the gay soldier who used the debates to Parrot Obama’s ‘ok to be gay in the military’ crap...and the lightning flew. Today it’s this. A few days back it was Freepers defending Perry’s no fence on the border and tuition for illegal BS.
Are there any real Conservatives with real conservative beliefs left here or did the board suddenly go ‘moderate’ or ‘Liberal” ?
Email sent to Random House. I was nice, but excoriatingly honest about my feelings. :-)
Not necessarily true. It's a really big mistake to assume that this election cycle, or this period in US history, is comparable to any other period in our lives or in US history.
I strongly agree. This has strategic importance, or else the Palin family would have gone after the previous forty gazillion offenders.
I haZ a Happy thinking how the result of this suit could finance her campaign totally..Imagine the horror of the libs realizing they put her in office...AND PAID FOR IT!!!
Oh. I will sleep so well tonight ;)
For a while now, I’ve felt that perhaps there are some real posers on FR. Certainly there have been a lot of liberal-like irrational arguments about a number of topics lately.
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