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Dan Snyder Suing Washington City Paper - Paper Responds

NEW YORK (WUSA) -- Redskins owner Dan Snyder filed a $2 million lawsuit Wednesday against the company that owns the Washington City Paper, as a result of an article written by City Paper reporter Dave McKenna. On Thursday, the city paper responded to the lawsuit on its website.

"We reviewed the complaints carefully, as we would with a suggestion by anyone that we had gotten something wrong. We believe we have the facts right," an article in the Washington City Paper stated.

In the lawsuit filed in New York, Snyder claims the City Paper "engaged in an ongoing campaign" to "smear his business and personal reputation," has published columns in which he "was the subject of derision, ridicule and/or vilification," and that a particular cover story "featured an anti-Semitic depiction of Mr. Snyder with horns on his head, bushy eyebrows, and surrounded by dollar signs." The lawsuit claims that the article contained "numerous outrageous, false and defamatory statements of and concerning" Snyder.

"Simply put, no reasonable person would accept the publication of these types of false, malicious, and/or defamatory statements about them or their spouses," according to the lawsuit. "Nor would any reasonable person tolerate an anti-Semitic caricature of himself or herself prominently displayed on the front pages of a newspaper containing false and malicious allegations."

The papers editor, Michael Schaffer defended the piece saying it is factual he said, " I think the facts of the case are on our side very strongly. We have a really good reporter. We have a really good team in place here, this is a news paper that takes corrections very very seriously, so I strongly believe that we have the truth on our side."

The Washington City Paper and it's lawyers are standing their ground and ready to defend their actions in court.