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Got Money? City Paper Could Use It

Funds to fight Snyder sought



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    Washington’s City Paper is asking for financial help to fight a lawsuit filed against them by the owner of the city’s pro football team.

    In a letter to their readers, City Paper states they are now taking monetary donations that will be used for their legal defense fund. Because the paper is a for-profit company, any money donated will not go to charity and will not be tax deductible.

    All of it will go to pay the agency’s legal bills, which are anticipated to grow as time goes on, but any of the money that is left over will be donated to charity, stated Washington City Paper Publisher Amy Austin. 

    Earlier this week, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder filed a $2 million lawsuit against Washington City Paper citing the paper “engaged in an ongoing campaign” to “smear his business and personal reputation.”

    It goes on to say City Paper has published more than 50 columns where Snyder was the subject of ridicule, and a cover story about Snyder that ran in November featured an anti-Semitic depiction of the Redskins team owner with horns on his head, bushy eyebrows and was surrounded by dollar signs.