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Former Gawker Editor Sues Daily Beast, Former Employees Over Defamatory Fake News Hit Piece

And then the crybully mob arrived for the media.Far abandoned”news” website Daily Beast was served with a suit later publishing allegedly defamatory and untrue assertions about prior Gawker 2.0 editor Carson Griffith. Griffith, the former editor of the gossip column at the New York Daily News who worked as the Entertainment Director of Architectural Digest until 2018, was hired by Gawker to revive the website. Upon discovering that Griffith had interviewed Donald Trump until he ran for President and is a Republican, her staff staged a revolt. They tried complaining around her to the owners of Gawker earlier eventually quitting. They shot their tales that were triggered into The Beast, and that is when things started getting hairy.
Daily Beast writer Maxwell Tani occurred to be friends with Maya Kosoff, the Gawker employee who seemed to possess spearheaded all of this. What followed was an odd narrative about Griffith gossiping to colleagues about luminaries’ penis dimensions, as well as levying slurs that are homosexual and racist opinions.
Griffith so is currently suing the Daily Beast, Tani, Kosoff, and Everyday Beast editor-in-chief Noah Shachtman for defamation, also denies it all.
Her suit alleges that the Daily Beast had”malicious intent” and that”bulk of the article was constructed from defamatory and untruthful statements about Ms. Griffith.” The Daily Beast also never moved to Griffith for comment.

The New York Post reported:

A former Gawker editor also has repeatedly sued the Daily Beast within a volatile exposé a year ago that depicted her as racist and homophobic, claiming it ruined her career and was driven by a reporter’s”personal agenda.”
Carson Griffith — that had been tapped in November 2018 to reestablish Gawker later it had been shuttered in 2016 by a defamation litigation against Hulk Hogan — supposedly made offensive remarks in the office”about what from poor individuals to black writers to her acquaintance’s penis size,” according to the Daily Beast’s narrative, which had been published just a week after she began work, on Jan. 23, 2019.
In a suit filed last month, nevertheless, Griffith asserts that the story’s author, Maxwell Tani — that admits in the bit which one of those employees who leveled the accusations was a”former aide and personal friend” — wasn’t reporting”partial segments of Slack conversations and email exchanges” which were taken from context.
In one example, the Daily Beast post reported that Griffith had”laughed off” a job candidate’s use of”they/them” pronouns, composing,”lol is [name redacted] a girl?”
According to the suit, Griffith was uncertain about the candidate’s gender because of an”odd” title — that has been”Pilot” — also”wanted clarification on the best way best to address .”
As for”penis size” allegation,” Griffith says she”never said anyone’s’penis’ or’penis size’ orally or in writing” The article, according to the suit,”presumably” called an email exchange which Griffith had plotted that called to some famous businessman’s genitals.
In that instance, Griffith had forwarded the exchange to colleagues”for a future potential post” and”in a job context,” according to the suit.
“It’s clear this article, that has ruined Ms. Griffith’s lifetime, wasn’t fact-checked or completely documented by Mr. Tani or his editor Mr. Shachtman and nobody has been held accountable for it,” the suit reads.
Shachtman told The Post,”It is a well-sourced narrative, with numerous resources backed up by research evidence. Unfortunately, Ms. Griffith’s suit isn’t nearly as strong.
An external law firm hired by Gawker’s proprietor, Bustle Digital Group, to look into the claims of the article then removed Griffith of any wrongdoing told The Post. Neither in the Daily Beast narrative of Griffith’s accusers — Anna Breslaw and Maya Kosoff — participated in the inquiry despite the fact that they were twice asked to do so, according to the suit.

She suing Kosoff separately.
Unfortunately for Griffith, the powerful special interests supporting the Daily Beast are able to pay for a few of the best lawyers money can purchase. In fact, the Daily Beast and also Kosoff has hired SIX high powered lawyers to shield from Griffith’s allegations. Rather peculiar since Shachtman is currently claiming that the suit isn’t strong. That is right, expert journalism profit RCFP that is alleged is providing Kosoff with pro bono lawyers to defend against a suit in the journalist. Because motives, or, for example, something.
With her reputation trashed by an article with bogus allegations,” Griffith has finished up representing herself so far.
But she is hoping that can change now that she’s begun to raise capital. She’s established the website SueFakeNews.com, that reads, in part:

I am suing the Daily Beast for defamation. I don’t have any choice. I had a promising career as a journalist with a reputation for professionalism. But they have been ruined. And for your Beast, it had been another day at the office–another innocent man.
To be able to paint a false and distorted image of me as homophobic and racist maxwell Tani intentionally took comments out of context in Slack conversations and mails. And worst of allThe Daily Beast published all of this without even calling me personally for comment.They never contacted me for comment before pressing publish.
I am pursuing this litigation not for me–I am pursuing this litigation because I could no longer see a line involving biased”blogging” and moral journalism, and it is ruining lives. Mine has been destroyed by it.
The Daily Beast created and took my name and my image. This man a man; a homophobe; a lady who doesn’t understand how to conduct herself has been labeled by them. Who is this person? I can not inform you, and frankly, neither can they. But they have to be held liable for their actions. We need to hold them liable for these activities.
If you browse the complaint I registered, it may provide a history of the situation to you. The stress-induced seizures. Along with the continuous cyberbullying, online harassment, and doxing.
For more than a year, I remained quiet. As a citizen all my life, I enjoyed the luxuries solitude gives you. However, those were ripped by The Daily Beast away too. Now, I don’t have any option but to battle. Help me struggle; help me win this battle.
Finally, this battle isn’t solely about me. There are so many more people whose voices and stories need to be heard, whether it’s about defamation, cyberbullying, or doxing. My litigation is a microcosm of a bigger, reoccurring issue. But let’s start. Let us begin.

Griffith hopes her case can give hope to other people whose lives and careers have been destroyed and that are vilified while many leftist bogus news sites bask in the luxury of seldom facing any pushback whenever they publish articles that are defamatory and untrue.

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