Miniter Puts Out Release Saying ‘Miniter v. Moon Settles’


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Richard Miniter, who was also involved in a domestic violence dispute this summer, has released a statement saying his other lawsuit, the one against TWT, has settled. He says he’s pleased, ie., “very, very happy.” What that means isn’t clear. In his release, he won’t spill on details.

The release:

The case of Miniter v. Moon, et al, has been settled. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. Richard Miniter said: “I am very, very happy with the equitable and just result.”

“I wish the Washington Times the best of luck in future endeavors. In my time at the paper from October 2008 through October 2009, I assembled a first-rate team of writers and editors, reformed the layout and design of the print and online opinion pages, and saved the paper more than $1 million dollars in operating expenses by streamlining operations in the opinion department, trimming print costs, and other reforms. I am delighted that most of my editorial team remains in place and that every day they continue to put out a compelling, interesting, and conservative editorial page.”

Miniter’s attorney, John Shoreman of McFadden and Shoreman, has filed paperwork to withdraw the federal complaint as well as the action before the EEOC.


The domestic violence case involving Italia Federici seeking a lengthier restraining order from Miniter is pending. Miniter is expected to appear in court on it in the fall. As for the TWT case, Miniter tells FishbowlDC, “I can tell you that I’m very happy with the outcome. I’ve gotten everything I wanted. They owed me almost a quarter million dollars in unpaid [fees]. I had a contract with them that they stopped paying, that and using my name to promote the paper without my permission and various other related claims.”

We’ll keep you posted…