Trump sues journalist Bob Woodward

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  1. Overitall

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    An edited version. Reporters are well known for editing both video and audio recordings to fit a narrative.
     
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    what part of these was edited to distort what Trump said?
     
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    My (limited) (High School edumacartion only and that 46 years ago now…) understanding is that the plaintiff has to articulate a “loss” other than “they made a lot of money using my name and the words that I uttered, and I now want some of that money”.

    There is no “injury” beyond Mister Trump being “miffed”.
    Dem’s da rules. Since like, forever, I think it stems from Common Law, (but agin, IANAL).
     
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    Cute.
     
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    Because Woodward had “real” attorneys working for him. Unlike tRaitor tRump.
     
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    Thanks for yer 2¢, but I think you might not have all those legal bits & pieces of info, perfectly sorted. If someone took pictures of you, and wanted to publish them, in a book, they would need, I believe, to get you to sign a release-- even though publishing them, would not, let's assume, cause you any "harm." Maybe the loss of any income that you could have received, as a share of profits, could constitute your "damages." The claim, essentially, would be that you had been cheated out of receiving a fair value, for your material/work contribution. The exact requirements for a plaintiff vary, depending on jurisdiction, the type of case, and even between different courts, in the same jurisdiction.

    Trump's case, I believe, would be a breach of contract case. Just the fact that Trump was the source of the material, I think makes him entitled to some share of the profit from any book in which they are, at least, the major source of material-- unless Trump signed away those rights. One would have to think that Simon & Schuster, probably know what they're doing, regarding these sorts of contracts; unless, as I'd said, this is a rather unique case, with not much in the way of precedent, to go on.
     
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    There may be some interest in forcing Woodward to sit for a deposition.
     
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    In the complaint, Trump said that the publisher edited the audio recordings to advance a narrative.
     
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    It wouldn’t take much effort to take something out of context simply by deleting portions from the final version of the interviews.
     
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    Absolutely. Sometimes it's just a word or two, and the original context is gone.

    Of course, Trump's legal team will have to prove their allegations. The complaint accuses Woodward of "systematic usurpation, manipulation, and exploitation of audio". According to Trump, Woodward violated Trump's contractual rights and copyright interests. Shouldn't be hard to prove IF Woodward has nothing substantial to prove otherwise.

    Btw,
    I'm convinced that most who are replying haven't bothered to even read the complaint that both you and I have posted to the thread to keep the actual complaint in context. :(
     
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    If Woodward violated the contract why shouldn't Trump sue him?
     
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    Why not?
     
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    Oh it would be stipulated in the contract just like releasing a CD and then allowing streaming. Have to see the contract here.
     
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    Because Orange man bad. Lol
     
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    It's about a CONTRACT not a statute.
     
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    My pov has completely changed after reading the complaint. I agree with you that we need to see a contract.
     
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    I don’t know if this lawsuit will grow legs but I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss it. Never in my wild imagination would I believe someone would win a lawsuit from carelessly spilling hot coffee on herself, but it’s a weird world.
     
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    . . . why do you think that it is okay to serve coffee so hot that it causes third degree burns if it actually comes into contact with human skin? The world in which that is acceptable is far more "weird" and far more careless. You do realize that this makes it unsafe to drink, right? But, hey, I guess it is "weird" to order a drink that you think is safe to . . . ****ing drink?
     
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    Hmmm

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