Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is suing a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel, seeking damages for a December article in which he was described as “foul mouth.”
The complaint, filed on Friday in Hong Kong, concerns an article, co-written by Kate O’Keeffe, on the U.S. court battle between Adelson, the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands and Steve Jacobs, the former CEO of the Las Vegas Sands’ Macau operations, The Journal reported.
“We will vigorously defend Ms. O’Keeffe in this lawsuit,” said a spokeswoman for the newspaper, declining to elaborate.
Adelson sued the National Jewish Democratic Council for defamation in August after it quoted news reports alleging that he had approved of prostitution at his properties in Macau, China. The suit has not been settled.
O'Keeffe, a Journal reporter based in Hong Kong, wrote the story with Alexandra Berzon, a reporter based in the U.S., although the lawsuit only names O’Keeffe.