Judith Regan, the former celebrity book publisher who had her own imprint with a Rupert Murdoch subsidiary, now sues News Corporation for a whopping $100 million. The lawsuit claims News Corp and FOX executives asked Regan to lie to federal investigators about her then-very-public affair with former New York City Police Commissioner (and now indicted tax and wire fraud cheat) Bernard Kerik, which happened during his ill-fated nomination for secretary of homeland security.
In case you forgot—really, there are so many Rudy Giulaini and Bernard Kerik scandals to track—Regan was the same book editor who published Kerik's memoirs and conducted an after-hours affair with the former top cop in a Ground Zero apartment intended for rescue workers. Classy.
Regan—who was fired in the uproar over the publication of OJ Simpson's revolting If I Did It memoirs of the Brentwood double murders—says News Corp executives favored Rudy Giuliani's then-undeclared presidential campaign and didn't want any bad publicity to undermine him. That is happening anyway. The allegations in the lawsuit—during election season!—should be just another nail in the coffin for anyone who doesn't believe Rupert Murdoch and FOX News slant the news toward Republicans and Rudy Giuliani. But even Ray Charles can see that bias.
Some Background ...
Bernard Kerik Indicted [R20]
Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy Giuliani [R20]
James Dobson: Just Say "No" to Giuliani [R20]
Giuliani to Speak at Anti-Gay "Values Voters" Summit [R20]
Giuliani Hires Producer of Race-Baiting, "Bimbo" Ad [R20]
Giuliani Aide Arrested for Extortion [R20]
Rudy's "Testosterone Factor" [R20]
Matthews on Giuliani: The Country "Wants Fascism" [R20]
Giuliani Flip Flops on Civil Unions [R20]
News: Rudy and McCain Court Anti-Gays [R20]
Giuliani: Pro-Gay Views "Not the Issue" [R20]
News: Giuliani's Not-So-Secret Plan [R20]
Clinton Leading Giuliani on National Security [R20]
Giuliani: Sorry, Only Millionaires Host My Rallies [R20]
Clinton Leading Giuliani on National Security Issues [R20]
Republican Candidates Skip Black Voters Debate [R20]