Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) special agent John Dodson is suing Time, Inc., alleging that its Fortune Magazine libeled him in an article it ran this summer.
Dodson is the BATFE agent who blew the whistle on the “Fast and Furious” gun smuggling scheme, exposing the failures of the operation to the American people.
The article, authored by Katherine Eban, claims that a “Fortune investigation reveals that the [B]ATF[E] never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust.” The article was headlined “The Truth about the Fast and Furious Scandal.”
In his libel lawsuit complaint, obtained by The Daily Caller, Dodson said that “predicate is false and deceptive in that it leads readers to erroneously believe that it is the only accurate account of these events.”
Dodson also alleges “the article is fictitious in the sense that it contains facts that Defendant knew to be false prior to publication. Further, the contentions made in the article have been eviscerated in the public domain.”