Arpaio Sues NYT For Libel Over Column Calling Him ‘Truly Sadistic Man’

Former Arizona sheriff and failed Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times and one of its opinion writers over a piece published in August that mocked Arpaio’s political and criminal record and called him a “truly sadistic man.”

In the complaint, flagged by Politico, Arpaio acknowledges the article is an “opinion piece,” but said it contains “several false, defamatory factual assertions” about Arpaio’s storied career discriminating against

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