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Scribe Sues Paper for Defamation

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Scribe Sues Paper for Defamation

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THE DAILY CAMERA of Boulder, Colo., has been sued by a former reporter who charges defamation, invasion of privacy and outrageous conduct.

The action is the latest move in an unusual confrontation between a reporter and her newspaper over who owns the notes and files she collected while covering the JonBenet Ramsey murder case.

William D. Meyer, a Boulder attorney representing former reporter Allison Krupski, filed a lawsuit against the newspaper last month in Boulder District Court. She asked for unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Krupski, who was the Camera's lead reporter on the unsolved murder case, left the newspaper last December taking a number of files and documents she had acquired while covering the killing and investigation of the young beauty queen.

The Camera called Krupski a "thief" and sued her to regain the documents, which the paper valued at $15,000. But in January, a judge ruled that Krupski could keep the files but ordered her to turn over copies to the newspaper. …

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