The subtitle: When bad things happen to bad people.
Sheldon Adelson is a bad person. He says he was libeled when a web site accused him of condoning prostitution in his Macau casinos. So I smiled when I read this in yesterday’s New York Times (via Reuters):
Nevada: Casino Owner Loses Libel Suit
Sheldon G. Adelson, the casino owner and Republican donor, has lost a $60 million libel lawsuit in which he said that a Democratic group spread a false accusation that he had condoned prostitution in his Macau casinos. At issue was an article published in 2012 on the Web site of the National Jewish Democratic Council that sought to dissuade Mitt Romney and others from accepting Mr. Adelson’s money. Judge J. Paul Oetken of Federal District Court in Manhattan said Monday the article constituted protected speech. The accusation, which Mr. Adelson has denied, surfaced in a wrongful termination suit against him by Steven C. Jacobs a former executive at his casino company.