Tufts University postponed a planned speech Monday by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci after he threatened a student journalist with a lawsuit.
Scaramucci’s attorney, Samuel Lieberman, sent a letter to graduate student Camilo Caballero, as well as the student paper, disputing the student’s claim that Scaramucci had acted unethically, reported The Washington Post.
The former White House communications director “has never been charged nor found to have committed any ethical violation,” wrote Lieberman.
Tufts University appointed Scaramucci in 2016 to serve on the advisory board for its Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for five years.
“The university has been working to facilitate a conversation that had been scheduled for Monday evening between Fletcher School students and Mr. Scaramucci about his background, experience and the petition calling for his removal from the Fletcher School Board of Advisors,” said Patrick Collins, a Tufts spokesman, in a statement obtained by WaPo.
Collins said the school would postpone the event until the pending litigation was sorted out.
“All I need is an apology and correction,” tweeted Scaramucci. “Get the facts right. Defamation is not unflattering coverage. It’s defamation.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Tufts University to see if there are any updates concerning the potential litigation, but received no comment in time for press.
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