ESPN’s Motion to Dismiss Jason Pierre-Paul Lawsuit Denied

August 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Thursday, a judge denied a motion filed by ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter to dismiss an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought against them by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
According to Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke denied the motion via a bench ruling.
Pierre-Paul's lawsuit stems from a tweet Schefter sent in July 2015 that featured the defensive end's medical chart after he was involved in a July 4 fireworks accident that resulted in his right index finger being amputated:
According to the New York Daily News' Michael O'Keeffe and Ginger Adams Otis, Schefter and ESPN tried to have the suit dismissed on the basis of First Amendment protections.
"Today's ruling is a recognition of Jason's right, as a professional athlete, to oppose the publication of his medical records without his consent," Pierre-Paul's attorney, Mitchell Schuster, said in a statement.
Now that the motion has been...

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