Trump wins legal battle against NYTimes biz journalist
Troy Graham of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports thats real estate developer Donald Trump has won a battle to require New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to be deposed in his defamation lawsuit against Times business journalist Timothy O’Brien for a book he wrote about Trump.
Graham writes, “In November, Trump’s lawyers sent a subpoena to Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. seeking to question him about an e-mail exchange with reporter Timothy L. O’Brien, author of the 2005 biography TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald.
“In the exchange, O’Brien predicted that Trump would ‘go ballistic’ over portions of the book, including an assertion that the Donald’s net worth was actually from $150 million to $250 million, an amount not in keeping with Trump’s billionaire persona.
“Sulzberger sought to quash the subpoena, but this month the New York Supreme Court said he must submit to a deposition.”
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