In a story pressed on Sept. 13, the paper stated that Rosemond gave up some information to the authorities on at least three occasions, including a jailbreak plot in ’96.
The story further alleges that Rosemond was praised for his “willingness” to be “debriefed by state and federal prosecutors and agents in New York in 1997 and 1998 regarding historical criminal investigations,” in exchange for leniency.
Rosemond’s lawyer denied the allegations that his client had to do with any snitching.
“[Rosemond] met with [federal prosecutors] for a single session, but there are plenty of reasons people meet with prosecutors,” his attorney told the Daily News. “His lawyer at the time inflated what happened in an attempt to get a better sentence, and it didn’t work.”
The lawsuit is seeking damages from the Daily News and reporter Chuck Philips for “libel arising from the Daily News’ September 13, 2010 publication of a misleading and false investigative report, entitled ‘You don’t say? No-snitch advocate exposed an informant.’ First Cause Of Action: Defamation. Second Cause Of Action: Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress.”
Chuck Philips has a bit of reputation for firing up folks. He was fired from the Los Angeles Times in 2008 for writing a story, claiming Rosemond, Diddy, and Biggie were all aware of the planned attack on Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios.