Judge Asks N.Y. Times Reporter to Appear
[ Associated Press Â· 2007-01-30 ]
By SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer
A New York Times reporter has been asked to appear in federal court next month to answer testimony that a judge said implicated the writer in a "conspiracy" to obtain confidential documents regarding the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.
The reporter, Alex Berenson, wrote a number of articles starting late last year saying the drug's manufacturer, Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly and Co., downplayed Zyprexa's risks and marketed it for unapproved uses. Lilly has denied the charges.
Jack B. Weinstein, a judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, invited Berenson to appear voluntarily in the court on Feb. 7 to explain how he got the documents, which had been sealed by the court. In a filing Tuesday Weinstein said Berenson could be accompanied by his attorney and would be subject to cross-examination."
In the deposition upon which this "invitation" was based it appears that Alex told the so-called 'heroic' James Gottstein, ( a hero to Scientologists and others who believe that drug companies want to hook kids on meds for mental illness) who was suing Lilly and stood to gain millions in the process parties in question that he should subpoena the documents about Zyprexa, which ones to get and when to deliver them in order to insure that the NY Times ran the story first.
Bad enough Jayson Blair made up facts.....