Sheldon Adelson Suing WSJ Reporter for Calling Him ‘Foul Mouthed’

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Las Vegas casino boss Sheldon Adelson gestures during press conference in Macau on September 20, 2012.  Adelson unveiled plans to build a scaled down replica of the Eiffel Tower as part of a new 3 billion USD gambling resort in Macau.   AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/GettyImages)
Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/2012 AFP

Of everything that's been written about GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson and his Macau casino operation, the description of Adelson as "foul-mouthed" is among the most benign. And yet that's what he's suing Wall Street Journal reporter Kate O'Keefe for. The line was in a December story about a former employee's lawsuit, which called Adelson "a scrappy, foul-mouthed billionaire from working-class Dorchester, Mass." The Journal plans to defend O'Keefe, and we're crossing our fingers for a trial documenting every time Adelson has ever said a swear.