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.