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Former Gawker Editor Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex-Employee

An editor who got tapped to lead an ill-fated effort to revive Gawker last year has withdrawn a defamation suit against an ex-employee — but claims she’s being intimidated by lawyers. 

Carson Griffith — who in January 2019 got accused in a lengthy Daily Beast exposé of making racist and homophobic remarks just days after she began work at Gawker — withdrew her complaint late last week against former underling Maya Kos­off, who Griffith alleges was one of the sources behind a story that has destroyed her career. 

In addition to Kosoff, Griffith earlier this year sued the Daily Beast itself, as well as one of its editors and reporters, over its Jan. 23, 2019, story, which claimed Griffith made offensive remarks in the office “about everything from poor people to black writers to her acquaintance’s penis size.”

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