Yesterday Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times, claiming defamation over an editorial that she says linked her to the 2011 mass shooting involving Gabrielle Giffords. According to the lawsuit, the article “falsely stated” that Palin encouraged the attack. The Times later issued a correction. While the lawsuit itself is interesting, there’s something else noteworthy: the lawyers.
BuzzFeed’s Ryan Mac tweets:
I missed this, but in her lawsuit against NYT, Sarah Palin is being repped by Ken Turkel and Shane Vogt, 2 of Hulk Hogan’s lawyers vs Gawker
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) June 28, 2017
It seems like certain lawyers are creating a cottage industry for themselves in defamation lawsuits against the media. Hogan’s other lawyer, Charles Harder, is now involved in a lawsuit against Deadspin. He also represented Melania Trump in a lawsuit against the Daily Mail. Free speech, beware.