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Liberty University files $10 million lawsuit against The New York Times

Jul 16, 2020

By Jeff Williamson

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. announced that his school has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday morning, is for $10 million, as well as $350,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs.

The net proceeds awarded through this lawsuit will be contributed by Liberty University to nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting people and businesses recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and related economic lockdowns, according to Liberty.

The lawsuit is against The New York Times Company, Elizabeth Williamson and Julia Rendleman. Williamson is a write for the paper, while Rendleman is a photographer.

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