VanderSloot Sues Former Idaho Reporter for Defamation


Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot has named a former Post Register reporter in his defamation lawsuit against Mother Jones, the Associated Press reports.

VanderSloot's attorneys have requested that Peter Zuckerman be added to a list of defendants for his appearance on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show in May 2012. The lawsuit was originally filed in Idaho Falls' 7th District Court in early 2013, in which he contends that a February 2012 article about him, as well as two promotional tweets, defamed him. 

Should the court not allow his addition to the defendants list, a separate defamation lawsuit has been filed against Zuckerman.