“There has to be some downside to being Kit,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told Esquire. “It seems only fair. He’s handsome, talented, smart and so decent to the core that it’s impossible not to like him. Maddening. The one thing we can do is saddle his character with a tiny pecker.”
They wrote him the line: “I’m no God,” to which he gets the reply, “I’ve seen your pecker. What God would have a pecker that small?”
BuzzFeed Facing Lawsuit Over Report On Trump’s Alleged Golden Shower Party
Lawyers for a Russian tech mogul suing online news site BuzzFeed for defamation will seek within the next two weeks to take sworn testimony from its editor and several reporters.
The suit stems from BuzzFeed’s decision to become the first news operation to post online a former British spy’s dossier about Russia’s alleged scheme to help Donald Trump win the presidency last fall.
A federal judge in Miami on Monday rejected BuzzFeed’s bid to move the case to New York. In a phone interview Tuesday, attorney Val Gurvits, representing a Russian web hosting company and its owner who were named in the dossier, said he would take steps to obtain depositions from BuzzFeed employees.
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The 35-page compilation of reports from ex-British spy Christopher Steele contained some explosive allegations. It began as political opposition research against Trump by a Washington-based consulting firm working on behalf of an unnamed Republican client. McClatchy and several other news organizations obtained copies and were attempting to corroborate the allegations when BuzzFeed posted the document on Jan. 10.
BuzzFeed redacted only one name from the dossier that night, on page 34. By doing so it effectively edited the document, suggested Gurvits, raising the question of why “others don’t deserve that same protection.”