November 13, 2002 |
Television personality Sally Jessy Raphael on Tuesday filed a libel lawsuit against the National Enquirer, alleging the tabloid falsely reported she had suffered a mental breakdown after her long-running talk show was canceled. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, asked for punitive damages exceeding $100 million from the National Enquirer and its parent, American Media Operations. The suit stemmed from a story in the Oct.
December 13, 1988 |
The National Enquirer and another tabloid, Weekly World News, will be put up for sale promptly in keeping with a suggestion in the trust of the late Generoso Pope Jr., trustees for the estate said today. Pope, who pioneered the gossipy, celebrity-oriented style that made the Enquirer a market leader in the field of supermarket tabloids, died Oct. 2 of a heart attack. He was 61. The trustees offered few details about the pending sale of GP Group Inc., the company that owns the two tabloids.
April 14, 2010 |
Deliberations on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism can be a bit like the work of the U.S. Supreme Court. There are too many cases to consider. So the judges have ample reason to kick even slightly suspect entries off their overflowing docket. That appears to be the sort of journos-prudence that kept the National Enquirer from getting a Pulitzer, or even lengthy consideration, for its exposé of John Edwards and his world-class philandering during the 2008 presidential race. The Enquirer's more than two-year investigation lost out Monday to more traditional entries, no surprise to anyone in the journalism establishment.
August 18, 1989 |
The National Enquirer is interested in dishing the dirt for a whole new audience: the Spanish-speaking population of the United States. On the theory that inquiring minds want to know, no matter what language they speak, the new owners of the Lantana, Fla.-based supermarket tabloid are beginning to seriously study the possibility of publishing a paper to regale Spanish speakers with the same sort of scandal, disease and amazing diets that fill 4.3 million Enquirers each week.
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June 21, 2003 |
Lawyers defending the National Enquirer against a $10-million libel lawsuit asked a federal judge Friday for phone records they say could bolster the tabloid's story that claimed that the wife of former Rep. Gary Condit had attacked intern Chandra Levy. Carolyn Condit sued after the newspaper published an August 2001 story with the headline "Cops: Condit's Wife Attacked Chandra." Condit has said she never met the slain intern, and Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1988 |
The man who stocked the humdrum checkout counters of America's supermarkets with accounts of alien monsters, haunted houses, occult voices and celebrity tittle-tattle is dead. Generoso Pope Jr., multimillionaire owner of the National Enquirer, which specialized in sensational yarns shunned by more traditional newspapers, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 61. Pope collapsed at his home in Manalapan, Fla., and died at John F.