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JEWELL FILES LIBEL SUIT AGAINST NEW YORK POST

Richard Jewell, the former suspect in Atlanta's Olympic Centennial Park bombing, sued the New York Post on Wednesday, alleging it libeled him in a series of articles.

Lawyers for Jewell, who was cleared of suspicion last November in the bombing, said in a complaint filed in federal court that the articles included false and defamatory statements.

A spokesman for the Post had no comment.

The complaint alleged one story falsely portrayed Jewell "as an individual with an aberrant and/or violent personality, and a bizarre employment history . . . who was guilty or likely guilty of criminal involvement" in the bombing.

The bombing remains unsolved.

Jewell is seeking $5 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages from the Post. A lawsuit against the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is pending.

Jewell reached out-of-court settlements with CNN and NBC over their coverage.

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