Thursday, July 31, 2008

Desley Brooks Sues Chip Johnson

By Chris Thompson
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks has sued San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson as well as the paper itself, claiming that Johnson defamed her in print. Johnson reported that Brooks was accused of receiving kickbacks after hiring a city employee (we think this is the story in question), and Brooks claims that Johnson knew the accusation was false, but published the story anyway. We'd say more, but we don't wanna get sued.

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