(JNS) Rabbi Leo Dee is considering suing CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour for $1.3 billion after she described the murders of his wife and daughters as a “shootout” even though they were killed when a terrorist sprayed their car with bullets.
Dee announced the possibility of taking legal action during an event this week held by Rabbi Shmuel Boteach, broadcast on Facebook.
While Dee received a personal apology from Amanpour, he refused to accept it, demanding a public apology.
“And just a note,” Christiane Amanpour, CNN chief international anchor, said, 22 minutes and 50 seconds into her May 22 show “Amanpour:” “On April 10th, I referred to the murders of a British-Israeli family, Lucy Dee and Maia and Rina Dee, the wife and daughters of Rabbi Leo Dee. During that live interview, I misspoke and said that they were killed in a ‘shootout’ instead of a ‘shooting.’ I have written to Rabbi Dee to apologize and make sure that he knows that we apologize for any further pain that may have caused him,” Amanpour said.
Boteach told JNS that Amanpour was “forced to capitulate and retract” her and CNN’s “nauseating lie” less than 24 hours after Dee announced that he planned to sue.