Trump Slaps Journalist With Lawsuit

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( – Former US President Donald Trump recently filed a lawsuit against journalist Bob Woodward over the use of interview recordings in an audiobook. Trump has acknowledged that he had agreed to let Woodward record their conversations for his book “Rage” from 2020. However, those recordings were later released in a different publication, “The Trump Tapes,” which Trump says he never agreed to.

“The Trump Tapes” is an audiobook collection by Simon & Schuster Inc, which came out last year. Trump filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola division. Simon & Schuster Inc., its parent company Paramount Global and Woodward are all named as Defendants in the lawsuit that seeks over forty-nine million dollars in damages.

Trump’s team has said that the case relates to Woodward’s exploitation and manipulation of the audio provided by President Trump. They add that the Defendants have tried to profit from the audio recordings which should have been protected from distribution. This distribution has by extension allegedly caused damages for Trump.

Trump is reportedly suing the defendants over an alleged violation of Florida trade law, breach of contract and unjust enrichment. In the filing, it is also alleged that some of the interviews have been edited in a way that misconstrues Trump’s statements.

Trump previously filed in the Southern District, but this time he opted for the Northern District as that is where he conducts his business.

What do you think? Is Trump right to sue over these allegations?

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