Former ESPN executive Keith Clinkscales filed a preemptive lawsuit against an ESPN employee after allegations that he fondled himself on a plane next to ESPN reporter Erin Andrews were released by Deadspin.com.
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Deadspin has a long history of reporting on the alleged misbehavior of ESPN executives.
Judd Burstein, a lawyer for former ESPN vice-president , said he filed the defamation suit against ESPN employee Joan Lynch, ensuring that the allegations would become public, because the fondling allegation is “ludicrous” and, he said, because Deadspin is not a credible news source.
“She should not have done what she did,” Burstein said of Lynch. “She shouldn’t be able to get away with this.”