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CASE STUDY | Fighting the national enquirer


On March 21, 2018, we sued the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc. (AMI), on behalf of our client Karen McDougal. The litigation made the front page of the New York Times. Hours later, Peter Stris appeared on all three network morning shows and select cable television.

CBS This Morning
Anderson Cooper 360
Good Morning America

The following day, we prepared Karen to tell her story in a live, 1-hour primetime interview.

Anderson Cooper’s Interview of Karen McDougal

AMI launched a media counteroffensive. So we went back on the airwaves.

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (including heated debate with Jeffrey Toobin)
Morning Joe

AMI hired the former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, who challenged our case on First Amendment grounds. But under the pressure of our litigation and media offensive, AMI crumbled, giving Karen all the relief we had asked to court to award.

The Beat with Ari Melber
CNN with Sarah Sidner
NPR’s All Things Considered (discussion with Ari Shapiro)

In the months that followed, a fuller picture emerged confirming all of our allegations.

Morning Joe with Mika Brzezinski (discussion of Cohen-Trump audio tapes)

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