The attorney of Donald Trump has threatened to sue The New York Times for publishing an allegedly inaccurate story on how he treated women that showed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a negative light.
The 69-year-old real estate tycoon’s attorney hinted that filing a law suit against The New York Times is a distinct possibility”.
“I think that is a distinct possibility. I haven’t talked to him about it personally, but, you know, when he’s attacked like that and things are said falsely, he definitely fires back,” Trump Organisation assistant general counsel Jill Martin was quoted as saying by CNN.
Another Trump attorney, however, said “I don’t think that this is going to end up in litigation,” but called on The Times to retract the story and apologise.
“They (The New York Times) need to do a retraction and they need to actually be fair, because they’re destroying their paper,” Trump Organisation general counsel Michael Cohen said.
Over the last few days ever since The New York Times published its major investigative report in which it claimed to have interviewed dozens of women to reflect on the relationship that Trump had with women over the last few decades.
Trump has been very critical of the daily both on Twitter, other social media and in his interviews to other media outlets.
Rowanne Brewer Lane, his former girlfriend, and one of the women interviewed by the newspaper for its story has accused that The New York Times “spun” her words.
The New York Times has said it stands by its story.