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Scottie Pippen

I'm Suing EVERYONE Who

Falsely Reported I Was Bankrupt

12/13/2011 2:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen
claims he's been unfairly portrayed in the media as a walking financial disaster -- and now he's suing every media outlet that reported he went bankrupt ... claiming he hasn't been worth LESS than $40,000,000 in the last 10 years. 

Pippen has filed a lawsuit against TONS of online media outlets -- including CBSsports.com, CNBC.com, Arizona State University and more -- claiming they all falsely reported the former Chicago Bulls star had gone belly up.

According to the docs, filed in federal court in Illinois and obtained by TMZ ... Pippen claims, "It is a most foul libel indeed to be falsely accused of being bankrupt."

The lawsuit continues, "Scottie never filed bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40,000,000 in the last ten years."

Pippen claims CNBC.com included him in an article titled, "15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt" ... and CBSsports.com posted a photo of Pippen along with a story about NBA players and bankruptcy.

As for ASU -- Pippen claims he was tagged as a person who had gone bankrupt in a law blog operated by the University.

Pippen claims each media outlet that besmirched his good name should fork over at least $1 MILLION in damages.

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46.

R James    

Get a ******* life *******.

956 days ago
47.

Pompano Ann    

Scotty needs to check with his wife; because on Housewives of Miami; she was bragging on how she is in charge of the money and that's how she keeps her man from running around; his wife's advise to other women.

956 days ago
48.

morris6493    

Baby OOOOPPPPPSSSSSS!!!! R U Gonna Sue Me Now Too?!?!

956 days ago
49.

Keepitreal    

Really?!! How can people bash the man when he's the one being harmed here? For multiple media outlets to report that he is bankrupt without doing a simple search is just plain stupid and irresponsible. Is he not supposed to do anything because he's a celebrity...you all know very well that if anyone was spreading false rumors about yourself you would be doing something about it. Get off his back!

956 days ago
50.

lur    

i hate obama for killing horses for food!!!!!!!

956 days ago
51.

UPYOURS    

Funny, I cannot abide racists, of which you are one. Bugger off.

956 days ago
52.

UPYOURS    

Aimed at #24 Joao

956 days ago
53.

http://unusual-findings.tumblr.com    

40 media outlets at $1 million dats 40 million. WOW

955 days ago
54.

Superman    

All you people saying that Pippen is a bitch that should just let it go wouldn't feel the same way if the media was telling everybody that you are a bankrupt welfare queen on food stamps. Hypocrite bitches!!

955 days ago
55.

Ky    

Your kidding right?

955 days ago
56.

Les    

Scottie,
What difference it make? Remember, you are very important because if you were not, they would find something else to talk about. As long as you know that you can support yourself, then just do your thing and let the others worry about something they don't know.

955 days ago
57.

ty    

he said below 40mill stupid

955 days ago
58.

Paul    

Research before you impact someones life! If it's not true they should pay up for their ignorance

955 days ago
59.

tech2    

Not a very nice person. met him once and wouldn't even say hello. head too far in the air. also if you are not bankrupt, why sue anyone?

955 days ago
60.

jayman419    

Absence of malice, lack of damages... he doesn't have a case.

955 days ago
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