Washington Biz Journal sued for defamation

A DC Council candidate has filed a defamation lawsuit in DC Superior Court against the Washington Business Journal and its former reporter, Alex Komawho is now City Paper’s Loose Lips columnist, reports Mitch Ryals of City Paper.

Ryals reports, “It’s unclear from Orange’s complaint what statements Orange alleges are defamatory. But in an emailed statement to City PaperOrange cites a 2021 article, written by Koma and published in WBJ, that reported ‘a variety of prominent financial backers also abandoned the Chamber during Orange’s tenure, according to internal documents the Washington Business Journal obtained last year. ‘ Orange alleges in the email that the statement is a ‘bold face lie.’

“WBJ Editor in Chief Vandana Sinha says the publication has not been served with the lawsuit and declined to comment further. Koma, in a bit of an awkward conversation with his new editors, also declined to comment. ”

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