Forensic Art Expert Sues 'New Yorker' Author

Wants $2 million for defamation over David Grann piece

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Forensic art expert Peter Paul Biro brought a $2 million defamation suit Wednesday against The New Yorker staff writer David Grann and Advance Magazine Publishers (owners of Condé Nast, which publishes The New Yorker), claiming that Biro’s reputation and career had been damaged by Grann’s article about him in a July 2010 issue of the magazine.

“Through selective omission, innuendo, and malicious sarcasm, the article paints a portrait of a plaintiff which has no basis in reality, and which has been highly damaging to his reputation,” Biro claims in the suit.

Asked for comment, New Yorker editor David Remnick told Adweek, "David Grann’s reporting on this story and everything else he does is painstaking in both its attention to the facts and tone.



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