Sheldon Adelson Suing Reporter for Calling Him 'Foul-Mouthed'
Compared to ex-CEO who 'rarely curses'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 26, 2013 8:52 AM CST
CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Proving that one man's badge of honor is another man's definition of libel, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has sued a Wall Street Journal reporter after an article suggested he was fond of profanity. The piece, by Kate O'Keeffe and Alexandra Berzon, said the casino honcho was "a scrappy, foul-mouthed billionaire from working-class Dorchester, Massachusetts." The article covered the court fight between Adelson and former casino exec Steve Jacobs, a tall "Ivy League graduate who colleagues say rarely curses." The suit, filed in Hong Kong, targets O'Keeffe, but not Berzon or the paper, it reports. Adelson is seeking "damages, including aggravated, exemplary, and special damages." The Journal says it will "vigorously defend" its reporter.

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Mar 7, 2013 5:34 PM CST
Foul Mouthed? Was he eating chicken?
Mar 1, 2013 7:28 AM CST
Is he trying to build up the funds he lost during the last election? Might get more if he sued Romney for fraud.
Feb 26, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Can dish it out but not take it. Typical of his breed.