Scottie Pippen Files Defamation Suit

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Scottie Pippen took legal issue this week with several media outlets who he says falsely reported he filed for bankruptcy.

The former Bulls star filed a $9 million federal lawsuit Tuesday in Chicago claiming the reports earlier this year were wrong and damaging, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Pippen ‘‘never filed for bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years,” the lawsuit states.

The suit says a article listed Pippen as one of ‘‘15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt’’ in an April 26 article, and included him in a Jan. 26 story titled ‘Money a problem for a lot of former players.’’

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