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Lobbyist linked by Times to McCain sues paper

Lobbyist linked by Times to McCain sues paper

A Washington lobbyist is suing The New York Times over an article that she says gave the false impression she had an affair with Sen. John McCain in 1999.
Vicki L. Iseman filed the $27 million defamation suit in U.S. District Court in Richmond on Tuesday. It also names as defendants the Times' executive editor, its Washington bureau chief and four reporters.
The newspaper did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Iseman represented telecommunications companies before the Senate Commerce Committee, which McCain chaired. In February, as McCain was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, the Times reported that McCain aides once worried the relationship between Iseman and McCain had turned romantic.
At the time, McCain denounced the story as false. Iseman also denied it later.


Updated : 2021-05-19 08:30 GMT+08:00