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Palin Lawyer Threatens Blogger With Summons

'Gryphen' broke divorce rumor yesterday
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2009 4:00 PM CDT
Palin Lawyer Threatens Blogger With Summons
Thomas Van Flein, attorney for Sarah Palin, allegedly threatened to serve a blogger a legal notice during kindergarten.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin's lawyer says he'll serve an Alaska blogger with libel papers unless he retracts a story that Sarah and Todd are "splittsville," the Huffington Post reports. Thomas Van Flein threatened "Gryphen," author of The Immoral Minority blog, with the summons at a kindergarten where he works. "Threatening to serve legal papers to an educator in a room full of five year olds?" said Gryphen. "Now that is malicious."

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Gryphen defended his story, saying he trusted his source "and simply reported what I had been told." In a letter, Van Flein attacked Gryphen's "fabrications," including the ex-governor "buying property in Montana, throwing away her ring, Todd 'pulling a gun,'" and "the couple not speaking at the Governor's Picnic in Fairbanks." He added that he wants Gryphen's retraction posted by 3pm Alaska time.
(Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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