Dispute over whether Scottie Pippen filed for bankruptcy

Former Chicago Bulls star, Scottie Pippen, most notably known for his time playing alongside Michael Jordan in the Bulls six NBA championships, has filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit Tuesday, December 13, 2011.  The lawsuit claims that several websites and media outlets falsely accused Scottie Pippen of filing for bankruptcy.  CNBC.com was among one of the many news outlets that reported Scottie Pippen’s alleged bankruptcy filing.  CNBC.com had listen Pippen in one of the “15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt.”  The article went on to mention that Pippen had lost $120 million in career earnings, including a $4 million corporate jet.

Scottie Pippen contends that all the reports about his bankruptcy are completely false and still has “substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years.”  The federal lawsuit names Comcast Corp., General Electric Co. and CBS Corp, among others.  The lawsuit contains three claims including negligence, false light and defamation.  The suit seeks approximately $9 million in damages.

 

Source:

Allison Horton, Scottie Pippen files suit against those who said he filed for bankruptcy, http://www.suntimes.com/sports/basketball/bulls/9426888-579/scottie-pippen-files-suit-against-those-who-said-he-filed-for-bankruptcy.html (accessed 12/13/2011)

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