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Epstein Accuser Sics Law-dog on Page Six

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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CROSS Cordero, Unroch

The New York Post called alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim Maximila Cordero a slut and a money grubbing liar, told her family she had VD, then handed the mic to the flack the paper shares with accused rapist Epstein, according to a new $1 million suit filed by Cordero and her attorney/roommate/former boyfriend (and occasionally unhinged seahorse enthusiast) William J. Unroch.

Unroch and Cordero, who have sued former financier (and onetime investor) Jeffrey "Janice" Epstein over repeated sexual misconduct while she was a minor, write in a new lawsuit that "the defendant NYP Holdings, Inc d/b/a New York Post and its employees and agents engaged in a vicious smear campaign to 'rape' a teenage sex assault victim a second time" through a series of stories. The suit goes on to accuse the Post of calling Cordero a "slut, liar, and transvestite who lied about being sexually assaulted by Epstein to steal money" from him.

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In one of the most sweeping accusations, the suit claims that the Post used the publicist it shares with Epstein, Howard Rubenstein, "to paint an outrageous, false, and defamatory portrait of the victim plaintiff and her attorney as 'money-seeking lawyers and their women'. The Post did not advise their readers that Rubenstein worked for the paper and gave the impression that Rubenstein was only employed by Epstein. Defendants intentionally quoted phony websites from their own subsidiary company MySpace, wrongfully attributed sexually perverted quotes to plaintiff, distorted plaintiff's background, went to plaintiff's father, brother, and other relatives and wrongfully told them the plaintiff suffered from a sexually transmitted disease ... failed to issue a retraction when the undisputed falsity of their story was presented to them, violated New York State medical privacy laws and rape shield laws to try and obtain confidential medical and other records about plaintiff, violated Journalism ethics standards for the treatment of sexual assault victims, and engaged in an outrageous pattern of malicious, false, defamatory, and reckless conduct which violated the standards of journalistic integrity..."



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