Controversial cable talk show host Keith Olbermann has been sued — and it’s apparently political. The New York Post reports that Olbermann, the outspoken left-leaning host of Current TV’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” was sued by conservative “video prankster” James O’Keefe.
The suit also names Current TV, the story reports.
O’Keefe is accusing Olbermann and Current of being responsible for stating that O’Keefe had been accused of rape and convicted of a felony, according to the report.
The story states: “On an Olbermann show last week, a guest, cable reporter David Schuster, characterized O’Keefe as ‘a convicted felon’ and the suspect in a rape allegation from a former co-worker. Turns out O’Keefe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and had been accused of harassment, but the charges were dropped for lack of evidence.”
O’Keefe reportedly tweeted about the situation, saying: “MSM [mainstream media] will say, do anything to stop a citizen journalist they cannot control.”