Scottie Pippen Sues Media Outlets for Defamation

The former Bulls star filed a $9 million federal lawsuit Tuesday in Chicago

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011  |  Updated 8:35 PM CDT
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Former NBA player Scottie Pippen attends Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, May 18 in Chicago.

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Scottie Pippen took legal issue this week with several media outlets who he says falsely reported he filed for bankruptcy.

The former Bulls star filed a $9 million federal lawsuit Tuesday in Chicago claiming the reports earlier this year were wrong and damaging, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Pippen ‘‘never filed for bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years," the lawsuit states.

The suit says a CNBC.com article listed Pippen as one of ‘‘15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt’’ in an April 26 article, and CBSSports.com included him in a Jan. 26 story titled ‘Money a problem for a lot of former players.’’

The suit, which names Comcast Corp., General Electric Co. and CBS Corp., among others, seeks at least $9 million in damages, claiming negligence, false light and defamation. NBC Universal is 51percent owned by Comcast.

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