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Condit Sues Over Chandra Levy Articles
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-20-2003 | Jill Barton

Posted on 12/19/2003 8:10:19 PM PST by blam

Condit Sues Over Chandra Levy Articles

Saturday December 20, 2003 2:46 AM

By JILL BARTON

Associated Press Writer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former Rep. Gary Condit sued The National Enquirer and other tabloids for $209 million on Friday, alleging they falsely connected him with the 2001 murder of federal intern Chandra Levy.

The California Democrat alleges that the Enquirer, Globe and Star Magazine tabloids, along with parent company American Media Inc., maliciously published defamatory statements that Condit ``was involved in deviant and perverted sexual conduct, which directly or indirectly led to the kidnapping and/or murder of Ms. Levy,'' according to the suit filed in Palm Beach County circuit court.

AMI General Counsel Michael Kahane said in a statement that the Boca Raton-based company ``will vigorously defend any suit filed by Mr. Condit'' and that he expects it to be dismissed.

``We fully stand behind the editorial integrity of what we have published,'' the statement said.

Condit's lawsuit details 45 pages of headlines he alleges were false and defamatory, such as ``Congressman & the intern. Chandra killed in kinky sex game!''

The lawsuit claims the tabloids failed to reasonably investigate the stories and paid sources for the false statements ``in a calculated effort'' to boost profits.

Condit is asking for $19 million in actual damages, plus $190 million in punitive damages.

During the yearlong investigation into Levy's disappearance, Condit told police he had a romance with Levy but knew nothing of her disappearance. He is not considered a suspect in her unsolved death, which was ruled a homicide after her remains were discovered in a Washington, D.C., park in May 2002.

The case drew months of negative publicity and was cited as the main cause of Condit's re-election defeat in the March 2002 primary.

His wife, Carolyn, settled a lawsuit with the Enquirer for an undisclosed amount in July.

Condit has another lawsuit pending, an $11 million defamation complaint, against author Dominick Dunne.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: articles; chandra; condit; falselyaccused; levy; sues
POS Condit!
1 posted on 12/19/2003 8:10:21 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
This is great news for the paper. Previously they had to pay people to hope to find things out about the POS. Now they can depose him and anyone linked to him about his "deviant activities"
2 posted on 12/19/2003 8:22:44 PM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: blam
``Congressman & the intern. Chandra killed in kinky sex game!''

A menage a trois with Bat Boy?

3 posted on 12/19/2003 8:31:07 PM PST by WackyKat
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To: John Beresford Tipton
That's what I was thinking. He may just have this all back fire on him.
4 posted on 12/19/2003 8:48:56 PM PST by JSteff
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To: blam
Hope he wins
5 posted on 12/19/2003 8:53:35 PM PST by thoughtomator (The Federal judiciary is a terrorist organization)
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To: thoughtomator
Just because Condit escaped a murder charge, because of dingy Washington DC cops, does not mean that he should collect a bundle. I think he is guilty.
6 posted on 12/19/2003 8:55:55 PM PST by tessalu
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To: thoughtomator
Condidit!
7 posted on 12/19/2003 8:57:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Merry Shopping Season and a Happy Pre-Christmas Storewide Sales Event!)
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To: tessalu
Oh I just want to see the tabloids take a bath. Maybe someone can use it as a precedent to bankrupt the New York Times.
8 posted on 12/19/2003 9:40:34 PM PST by thoughtomator (The Federal judiciary is a terrorist organization)
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To: WackyKat
"A menage a trois with Bat Boy?"

Heard that Bat Boy truly can't live without sucking.
9 posted on 12/19/2003 10:01:42 PM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: blam; Jim Robinson; SiFiPattie; Saundra Duffy; ontherightside; Commander8; hdrider; fxrdeb; ...
"We Have Not Forgotten - Gary Condit's Rotten!!!"

Pinging the usual FReepin' suspects...
10 posted on 12/19/2003 10:03:49 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave
"Gary Condit is a dirt bag."
11 posted on 12/19/2003 10:04:56 PM PST by Jim Robinson (All your ZOT are belong to us.)
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To: WackyKat
A menage a trois with Bat Boy?

Hold on, there! Bat Boy is an exclusive of the Weekly World News, a hilarious and pro-Bush tabloid spoof that is a gas to read -- it was the one with obviously doctored photos on its cover one week of Saddam and Osama as bride and groom! Note Weekly World News is not on the list of papers being sued. Don't be dissin' Bat Boy!!!

12 posted on 12/19/2003 10:13:40 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless G.W. Bush with wisdom, safety, popularity, victory and success.)
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To: blam
I don't know whether Condit had Chandra killed or not. But he's an evil immoral punk anyway. Modesto is well rid of him as their congressman.
13 posted on 12/19/2003 10:15:08 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: blam
He is gonna cash in... 'Only in the USA, baby' (Don King)
14 posted on 12/19/2003 10:15:59 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: John Beresford Tipton
I can't wait to hear how these depositions go...if any of these papers settle, I'm REALLY going to be mad.

I think Condit's still in the House until January, right? And he's going to get retirement pay and all, right? Now he wants to be rich, as well....

I despise this so and so. Makes me remember all kinds of things about Clinton and that Starbucks robbery where the girl was killed, stuff like that...Condit ought to just go away and quit reminding people about that watch box he threw away in a McDonald's container...that skeletal wife of his...
15 posted on 12/19/2003 10:16:23 PM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Judith Anne
Maybe I've been watching too many Sopronos episodes...but I really have doubt that Condit (and associate) did the act. I think Chandra was going to meet at the park and Condit knew it was serious business and she needed to be taken out of the picture...thus some mafia connection of Condit's was supposed to be there to accomplish it. But somewhere in the park....the park rapist (unrelated to Condit) met up with Chandra and she attempted to escape...and falls down a hill...breaking her neck. The mafia guy never accomplished his hit...Condit got worried about the whole thing...where did she go? So he runs over to her apartment and checks out the whole place that night....and is completely puzzled by the disappearance of Chandra and thinks she already left town. Thus Condit is truely innocent...(only in the mind of course).
16 posted on 12/19/2003 10:23:12 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Jim Robinson
Bump to that!!
17 posted on 12/19/2003 10:23:58 PM PST by potlatch (Whenever I feel 'blue', I start breathing again.)
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To: pepsionice
I don't think Condit killed her either

I think the guy who is in jail for committing very similar rapes and robberies in the same park killed her

But, of course , he still wanted to cover-up their relationship and some other things in his private life such as the alleged sex parties, to protect his career

18 posted on 12/19/2003 10:26:58 PM PST by WackyKat
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To: WackyKat
And of course the libel cases with regards to a public figure ( and politicians fit the bill) are particularly difficult to win. The press is pretty well protected even when they print the most outrageous claims...Old Gar must be having a tough time finding a job and is running low on cash....I think he is hoping for a pay day and most definitely does not want to anwer questions about the kinky sex stuff the police found or the watch box or the affair or any of it...If his wife had migraines before think about what's ahead
19 posted on 12/19/2003 10:45:29 PM PST by jnarcus
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To: Diver Dave
Truth...Gary Condit OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE for MONTHS by not coming forth to DC police with the TRUTH about his involvement with Chandra. If he wasn't involved with her disappearance and she was still alive during this time he is as guilty as the murderer.
Condit still is painting himself as "THE VICTIM" hoping the people will forget the whole story/timeline.
Chandra's parents should file a WRONGFUL DEATH lawsuit against Condit..and then maybe he would ...SHUT-UP!

HEY, HEY, HO, HO, GARY CONDIT'S GOTTA GO!
20 posted on 12/20/2003 9:23:12 AM PST by hdrider
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To: blam
I read in August that rumors were circulating concerning a Bush suit against the media for personal defamatory remarks against him in the end of his campaign.
21 posted on 12/20/2003 2:34:33 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: blam; Diver Dave
We have not forgotten; Gary Condit's rotten! Looks like this is how the Condit's are going to make their living - suing people - now that Condit isn't feeding at the congressional trough anymore. Sheeeeeeesh already!
22 posted on 12/21/2003 5:44:52 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: blam
So this is what the grinning sociopath is doing for a living these days.
23 posted on 12/22/2003 7:20:27 PM PST by Commander8 (Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Galatians 4:16)
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To: John Beresford Tipton
The dirty bugger Condit just doesn't give up, eh John? My dad says he'll make his living this way for years, making deals based on his ruined "character". The liar has hecka nerve, and absofreekinglutely NO shame!

Keep him and his ilk of creepy followers and goony family the HELL away from me!

GARY'S SCARY!!

Peace and Happiness ~ Pattie
24 posted on 12/28/2003 12:56:54 AM PST by SiFiPattie
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To: Finny
Hold on, there! Bat Boy is an exclusive of the Weekly World News, a hilarious and pro-Bush tabloid spoof

While I know your heart is in the right place, I have a hard time believing that it is in the Bush's best interests to be associated with Bat Boy!

25 posted on 12/28/2003 1:03:26 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: Diver Dave
Dave ~ Thanks for the ping.

My folks, Greg, and I enjoyed hanging w/ you on 11 September @ the ball park w/ Ollie North. That was a swell evening.

Peace and Happiness ~ Pattie
26 posted on 12/28/2003 1:13:36 AM PST by SiFiPattie
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To: hdrider
I am SO there w/ you on the wrongful death. Greg and I have discussed this very thing. Funny how you don't see the big mouth TV lawyers working for the families of the dead. I miss hanging w/ you guys FReeping Scary Gary. Too bad that if he has to go to court it would be in Florida. Wouldn't be fun to FReep the Creep @ the courthouse?!

Please give my doggie love regards to the Rotts ~ the Rat ~ and the Jack. Hoping all are well and happy.

Peace and Happiness ~ Pattie
27 posted on 12/28/2003 1:54:24 AM PST by SiFiPattie
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To: blam
Time allows us to make some reassessments. This is something I have gleaned from all of the verbage.

When Congressman Gary Condit's constituents finally became an informed electorate, having learned of many of the things that their Congressman had been doing but concealing from them, at their first opportunity they voted him out of office. Condit had concealed information from the voters for many years.

This implies that if the voters had known more about Condit sooner that they would have voted Condit out sooner. Taking that back to the first time that he ran for Congress an informed electorate might never have voted him in the first time around.

Where does that lead us? If we look closely there might be a chance to break the silence that has surrounded Condit. Where were the Republican opponents in his district during all of Condit's Congressional years? Why were the Republicans as uninformed as the Democrats were? Of course also he got some votes from both sides.

The voters through the years were voting for a Congressman Condit whom they did not know.

It seems that Condit's success in Congress for years was at the mercy of having to keep all old flames quiet. One slip of the lip, and "kaput," a girl was no longer a friend, and a Congressman would no longer be a Congressman.

Chandra was maybe a little different from other women that Condit dated, she had talked to her family about him. I don't remember if she mentioned his name to Sven or not. We don't know if any other women mentioned the name of Congressman Condit to their friends or to their relatives. One thing that happened, when Chandra disappeared she was not "kaput," her family saw to that and began to talk, something maybe the police called rumours. Chandra had been more than "a good friend." Bringing up some political debate might help develop more information about what happened to Chandra. Justice can not bring anyone back from the grave, but justice is about truth, something that maybe soothes the soul.

Since I have wrote so much here I might add that a book called "Murder on a Horse Trail: The Disappearance of Chandra Levy," will be out any day now. I have not been able to find it at the web bookstores yet.

Murder on a Horse Trail: The Disappearance of Chandra Levy by Ralph Daugherty with an ISBN number of 0-595-66433-4 for hardcover or 0-595-31847-9 for paperback.

Justice for Chandra, and all other missing persons.

Jones14nets

28 posted on 04/24/2004 3:32:50 PM PDT by Jones14nets
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To: blam
Is Condit really this stupid? Or is he desperate for money?

I still think he was used by foreign spies.
You don't like that, Gary? SUE ME!!!
29 posted on 04/24/2004 3:38:25 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Jones14nets
Oh -- you have resurrected an OLD thread. I didn't notice until after I had posted.
30 posted on 04/24/2004 3:42:59 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Jones14nets
You're four months late to the thread but, heck, you're through. Thanks for the reply and the info on the book.
31 posted on 04/24/2004 5:03:05 PM PDT by blam
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To: ValerieUSA
"You don't like that, Gary? SUE ME!!!"

Me too, you (Condit) perverted POS!!

32 posted on 04/24/2004 5:04:37 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Yes, I know I am late on this thread, but I did not know how to start a new post. Things have changed since I posted here last.

I am just trying to drum up some interest in the Chandra Levy murder investigation. Maybe the book coming out will create a little interest, but the book does not solve anything. The book does help create some new questions for anyone who is really interested in the case.

Jones14nets

33 posted on 04/24/2004 9:18:43 PM PDT by Jones14nets
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To: Jones14nets

I bought the book and it is a MUST read. It really brings to light alot of questions. Who was really pulling the strings in the investigation? WHY? I think there is a whole lot yet to be learned if the whole truth ever came out.


34 posted on 05/19/2004 5:09:51 AM PDT by blondie007
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To: blondie007

Hello blondie007. Yes, I am satisfied with the book. It is not perfect, and it opens up new questions that can be asked, if there is anyone in law enforcement, or the media, to ask.

Why couldn't the FBI question one witness? What was all the secrecy about the missing persons investigation? If there is a missing persons investigation people have to know what is going on, the police can not be everywhere.

Why didn't the grand jury ask Chandra's aunt, Linda Zambsky (or Katz) to testify. If it had not been for Linda the world might never have known that Chandra Levy and Rep. Gary Condit were intimate friends. Isn't the intimate friend always a suspect in a missing person case?

Damn the torpedoes, we have not yet began to fight. .....:)


35 posted on 05/24/2004 9:16:46 PM PDT by Jones14nets
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