Scottie Pippen Sues Media Outlets for Libel

The NBA player is striking back at the press.

Posted: 12/15/2011 10:00 AM EST
Scottie Pippen, NBA, sues media outlet, libel lawsuit

Calling Scottie Pippen broke could get you served. The NBA hall-of-famer filed a $10 million lawsuit for "malicious libel" against several media outlets who made claims Pippen had gone bankrupt. The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court.

According to, the suit charges the ten defendants — including CBS Corp, CNBC and Comcast — with negligence and defamation for reporting that Pippen is broke and lost his fortune on a bungled corporate jet deal.

Pippen is hoping to walk away with at least $1 million from each defendant ... but it's not like he needs the money, right? is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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