Carolyn Condit and National Enquirer settle suit
- Details of the settlement of the former congressman’s wife’s libel suit were not revealed.
July 11, 2003 — Carolyn Condit and The National Enquirer have settled a $10 million libel lawsuit over an August 2001 article stating she “flew into a rage” during a telephone call with then-missing Washington, D.C. intern Chandra Levy, according to news reports.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed.
Carolyn Condit, wife of former Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.), said she never spoke to Levy, who had been romantically linked to the congressman.
The suit was scheduled to go to trial in September.
Levy disappeared in Washington, D.C., in May 2001. Her remains were discovered in May 2002 in a park not far from her apartment. Investigators have not solved the murder but have said repeatedly that Gary Condit was not a suspect.
The former congressman has filed his own libel case against Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne in December. Dunne has moved to dismiss that suit.
(Condit v. National Enquirer) — WT
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