2018-07-29 23:52:12 UTC
Sean Spicer is threatening legal action against the Associated Press after being
accused by a black man of using the N-word when he was in high school.
A lawyer said Saturday night that the AP recklessly republished a categorically
false accusation against the former White House press secretary, according to
The claim is a lie. Absent an immediate retraction, Mr. Spicer will take legal
action Monday, Michael Bowe said in a statement.
A man claiming to be Spicers former classmate at Portsmouth Abbey School
approached the former Trump staffer during a book signing in Middletown, R.I.,
on Friday. Spicer is promoting "The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the
President, about his time in the White House.
Sean, I was a day student at (Portsmouth) Abbey, too, with you, said Alex
Lombard, according to video obtained by NewportRI.com. Dont you remember? You
dont remember that you tried to fight me? But you called me a (racial epithet)
Security booted Lombard from the Barnes & Noble, but he added: I was 14 then. I
was a scared kid then, Sean. Im not scared to fight you now.
Regnery Publishing publicist Lauren McCue told The Hill that Spicer cant
recall any incident like the one that Lombard alleged.