Al Gore vs Al Jazeera

Aug 24, 2014, 05:03 IST | Agencies

Last week, Al Gore filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera for withholding $65 million in escrow from the $500 million purchase of Current TV.

Al Gore
Al Gore was the subject of the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth

The complaint was originally filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery under seal, and Gore's attorney David Boies released a statement on the filing that slammed Al Jazeera over an alleged attempt “to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago.”

In reaction, Al Jazeera labeled Boies’ comments “misleading” and said that the fight was an “ordinary commercial dispute,” but Al Jazeera didn’t do much to take the tussle beyond a war of PR spin.

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