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Former Congressman’s Defamation Suit Against Columnist Goes Forward


— April 27, 2004

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a slander suit brought by former California Congressman Gary Condit for statements made by columnist Dominick Dunne about the disappearance and death of Chandra Levy.

Southern District of New York Judge Peter K. Leisure said Tuesday that Condit has asserted enough facts to survive dismissal, based on comments Dunne made about the Levy case on three national talk shows and at dinner parties where he regaled guests with rumors concerning the congressman.

This one has been under my radar. The article recounts some of the details Dunne stated publicly about Condit’s alleged involvement in the case, which are totally bizzarre. Details here from the New York Law Journal via Law.com.


A federal judge has refused to dismiss a slander suit brought by former California Congressman Gary Condit for statements made by columnist Dominick Dunne about the disappearance and death of Chandra Levy.

Southern District of New York Judge Peter K. Leisure said Tuesday that Condit has asserted enough facts to survive dismissal, based on comments Dunne made about the Levy case on three national talk shows and at dinner parties where he regaled guests with rumors concerning the congressman.

This one has been under my radar. The article recounts some of the details Dunne stated publicly about Condit’s alleged involvement in the case, which are totally bizzarre. Details here from the New York Law Journal via Law.com.

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