BuzzFeed sued for publishing unredacted Trump dossier, sparking apology

Russian technology executive Aleksej Gubarev filed suit in Florida against BuzzFeed and its editor in chief Ben Smith on Friday, alleging that the news organization defamed him when it published an unverified dossier about Donald Trump that mentioned his name.

In response to the lawsuit, BuzzFeed on Friday evening issued an apology and said that it had redacted Gubarev’s name from the dossier.

“We have redacted Mr. Gubarev’s name from the published dossier, and apologize for including it,” BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenthal told POLITICO in a statement.

The existence of the lawsuit against BuzzFeed was first reported by CNN.