NEW YORK — The longtime private lawyer for President Donald Trump has filed a defamation lawsuit towards BuzzFeed for publishing an unverified file of allegations about Trump’s presidential marketing campaign and Russia.
The lawyer Michael Cohen, filed the lawsuit in New York state on Tuesday, almost a yr after BuzzFeed revealed the file commissioned by political opposition analysis agency Fusion GPS.
Cohen, who is known as within the file, says BuzzFeed and a number of other of its staffers defamed him by publishing the 35-web page doc.
Cohen wrote within the lawsuit that BuzzFeed revealed the unverified allegations “with out trying to find out the veracity of those stories with plaintiff himself.”
BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenthal defended the publication of the file and added, “we look ahead to defending our First Modification rights in courtroom.”