Skip to comments.Publisher allegedly cited 'Jewish cabal' [Judith Regan]
Posted on 12/18/2006 4:34:47 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
In an explosive telephone argument that led to her firing, publisher Judith Regan allegedly complained of a "Jewish cabal" against her in the book industry and stated that "Of all people, Jews should know about ganging up, finding common enemies and telling the big lie."
A spokesman for Regan's former employer, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., told The Associated Press on Monday that the remarks were based on notes taken by HarperCollins attorney Mark Jackson, with whom Regan was discussing the future of a controversial new novel about baseball star Mickey Mantle.
The spokesman, Andrew Butcher, released the comments in response to a threatened libel suit from Regan's legal representative, Hollywood attorney Bert Fields, who had called earlier reports of anti-Semitic remarks "completely untrue" and added that the publisher "didn't have an anti-Semitic bone in her body.
Since 1994, Regan had headed the ReganBooks imprint at News Corp.'s HarperCollins. She was fired Friday.
The allegations first emerged earlier Monday when The New York Times, citing two unnamed News Corps officials, referred to unspecified anti-Semitic comments.
Regan, one of of the book world's most successful publishers, already had tense relations with HarperCollins and News Corp. Last month, Murdoch cancelled "If I Did It," her planned O.J. Simpson book and Fox television interview.
Simpson's book, said to have described how he theoretically would have committed the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, had been scheduled for release Nov. 30 following the airing of a two-part Simpson interview.
Simpson was acquitted of murder in 1995 but later found liable for the killings in a wrongful-death suit filed by the Goldman family.
Hey, maybe she can sign a deal to help Jimmah Carter.
The sinister, ever-present, world-dominating cabal strikes yet again!
She has excellent credentials to ghost write Mel Gibson's biography. Or Jimmy Carter's.
My friend worked for this woman 9 days, she said she is definetly the Wife of Satan a horrible creation of a human being, she would never say this about anyone she is a nice jewish girl and she thought this lady was horrid.
Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they.
Always kind of fun to get an inside report. Thanks.
Hope your friend wasn't harmed.
I respect Murdoch for dealing with this immediately and permanently. The woman sounds like a real *****.
That and real ****.
My guess is she is a good friend of Hillary's as well, since they have much in common.
This paranoid style may be the traditional refuge of scoundrels, and it's a tradition that's alive and well (e.g., Mel Gibson and Jimmy Carter).
"Just coming out of the woodwork aren't they."
Yeah what's with all the "I hate the Jooos" stuff lately?
Maybe answer my own question: They're afraid the muzzies may really get their caliphate.
Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left.
Does anyone have her comment on tape? Right now, it's a lawyer's word against a book publisher's (Regan). Yet everybody is assuming it's Regan who is lying.
"Anti semitism is becoming fasionable among the left."
It's been fashionable among the Left for awhile.
I'm Jewish and think her comments were pretty mild. She is just an uber-bitch and they were looking for ANY excuse to can her. She gave them one. She is an idiotic genius.