Anchorage, Alaska: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin threatened to sue the author and publisher of an unflattering biography she said was filled with "lies and rumors presented as fact."
The book by veteran political writer Joe McGinniss, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," was published last week as speculation mounted about whether the Republican conservative firebrand would launch a late bid for her party's presidential nomination in 2012.
A letter from Palin's lawyer said McGinniss and Crown Publishing faced possible legal action for defaming the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.
The letter advises the author and Crown to refrain from destroying any e-mail correspondence that might serve as evidence in such a lawsuit. Crown is owned by German-based media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG BERT.UL...more
11:44 AM, Sep 29, 2011