Philly mag has found a story so exclusive even the subject of it didn’t know about.
It seems Carl Greene, former head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, is suing Daily News and Inquirer owners the Philadelphia Media Network. Asked about the suit this morning, PMN spokesman Mark Block said he wasn’t aware of the suit.
Philly mag’s Victor Fiorillo reports Greene’s camp filed Friday, alleging the papers’ coverage of Greene’s PHA mess is part of a campaign to ruin his reputation. The coverage dates back to August 2010 and deals with Greene’s sexual harassment suits, personal finances and other situations he’s found himself in since leaving PHA.
“In a desperate attempt to make the newspapers relevant and attractive to auction bidders and to generate much needed readership and revenue, the Inquirer and Daily News set their sights on Carl R. Greene,” the suit reads.
Greene’s defamation suit against former PHA chairman and former Mayor John Street was dismissed earlier this year.