Trump Sues Bob Woodward Over Interview Tapes

Bloomberg News reports:

In a lawsuit filed Monday against Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster Inc., and the publisher’s parent company Paramount Global, Trump claimed that although he had given Woodward consent to record their conversations “for the sole purpose of a book,” that didn’t extend to packaging those recordings as an audiobook.

The complaint alleges violations of Trump’s copyright interests and accuses Woodward and the publisher of unjustly profiting from the tapes. Trump is seeking just under $50 million in damages, a figure his lawyers calculated assuming Woodward would sell two million copies of the audiobook at a download price of $24.99.

Read the full article. Trump has sued or threatened to sue dozens of journalists and media outlets. To date, he’s never won any of those cases. His $475 million defamation suit against CNN is still in progress. Today’s suit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida, where all of the judges were nominated by Republican presidents. A Reagan appointee will hear Trump’s suit.