Professional Golfer and Masters Champion Patrick Reed Sues NBC's Golf Channel and Others in Federal Court in Jacksonville, Florida
(Jacksonville, Florida, September 28, 2022). Today, Patrick Reed, among the world's most accomplished, young professional golfers at only 32 years of age, with only one of his many victories coming at the 2018 Masters tournament, sued Brandel Chamblee and others associated with or in collaboration with NBC's Golf Channel, such as Eamon Lynch, Shane Bacon, and NBC's Golf Channel itself, for conspiracy, defamation, injurious falsehood and tortious interference. See Reed vs. Chamblee, et. al, Civil Action No. — 3:22-cv-01059 (M.D. Fl.). Mr. Reed recently joined the LIV Golf Tour.

Chamblee, Damon Hack, Shane Bacon, Eamon Lynch, NBC's Golf Channel, and the PGA and DP World Tour and their Commissioners Jay Monahan and Keith Pelley, are alleged to be co-conspirators for their anticompetitive conduct and anticompetitive practices in order to destroy the upstart LIV Golf Tour, Mr. Reed, and fellow LIV Golf Players in order to annihilate any competition with the PGA Tour and DP World Tour even if it means violating antitrust laws and going to extreme and scandalous measures to conspire to defame, falsely injure and tortiously interfere with Mr. Reed, fellow LIV Tour players, and LIV Golf.

In Mr. Reed's complaint filed before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, the Defendants are alleged to have defamed, falsely injured and tortiously interfered with this world class golfer and his professional endeavors, by falsely and maliciously branding him a cheater, liar, a thief, a murderer and someone who accepts blood money from terrorists. Chamblee, who is the point person of the defamation and other alleged illegal acts has even branded the 3-Time Ryder Cup player, three-time President's Cup player, two-time Olympian and 9-Time PGA Tour Champion, and Honorary Lifetime Member of the DP World Tour as the "devil" after Mr. Reed's first and only alleged rules infraction he ever had on the PGA Tour.

Consistent with this, Chamblee also published that Mr. Reed and his fellow LIV golfers associate themselves with the likes of Putin, Mao, Hitler and Stalin, among many other published smears. What the Defendants are using as a false and malicious pretext to conspire to defame, falsely injure and tortiously interfere with Mr. Reed is the financing of the LIV Golf Tour by the Saudi Public Investment Fund also known as PIF which has purchased stakes in a variety of investments, including but not limited to Uber, Boeing, Facebook, CitiBank, Disney, Berkshire Hathaway, Electronic Arts. One of its most famed investments and ownership stakes is in the world renown Newcastle United Football Club.

Chamblee, NBC's Golf Channel, and the other defendants sued in the complaint, have a direct interest in continuing to harm Mr. Reed, one of LIV Golf's top golfers, since the PGA Tour has lucrative contracts with major broadcasting partner NBC's Golf Channel to broadcast events on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. Existing tournament sponsors and other broadcasting partners would not want to have and continue paying lucrative contracts to the PGA Tour if they have depleted fields, lost marquee players, and are actively involved in anticompetitive practices that violated the antitrust laws. Defendants are allegedly fearful that another major network, such as FOX Sports, as widely reported today, will soon broadcast LIV Golf Tour events, competing with them and drawing away viewers and revenues.

The lawsuit also alleges that the vicious attacks by Chamblee and others associated with NBC's Golf Channel and NBC's Golf Channel itself, are nothing new to Mr. Reed. NBC's Golf Channel and defendants' record will show a targeted effort to destroy a young golfer's name, Mr. Reed's career, and marketability as a top golfer in the world. This is a continuation of and compounds the past allegedly illegal conduct against Mr. Reed. Defendants are alleged in the complaint to have targeted this world-class golfer, manufactured phony controversies, and defamed, falsely injured and tortiously interfered with Mr. Reed to boost their television and broadcast ratings and revenues.

Larry Klayman, Esq., the founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, both civil and criminal, and in private legal practice, had this to say in filing the complaint on behalf of Mr. Reed:

"The conspiratorial motivation of the defendants is evident. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan admitted during an interview with Brandel Chamblee, Rich Lerner and Paul McGinley of NBC's Golf Channel during a recent September 21st interview at the Presidents' Cup that the PGA Tour is a 'partner' with NBC's Golf Channel. (The video of this interview is embedded below).

"The PGA Tour's and its 'partner' the NBC's Golf Channel's mission is to destroy a top LIV Golf Tour player, his family, as well as all of the LIV Golf players, to further their agenda and alleged collaborative efforts to destroy the new LIV Golf Tour.

"As alleged in the Complaint, these calculated malicious attacks have created hate, aided and abetted a hostile workplace environment, and have caused substantial financial and emotional damage and harm to Mr. Reed and his family."

"While Defendants' never-ending defamation and other alleged illegal acts with regard to Mr. Reed, as set forth in the complaint, is nothing new, with his joining of LIV Golf, it has reached new, intolerable heights. As a result, enough is enough and it is time for Mr. Reed to protect not only himself and his family, but all LIV Golfers who have been maliciously defamed and harmed with other illegal acts to further the PGA Tour's and the DP World Tour's allegedly illegal attempts to maintain their virtual monopoly and stranglehold over professional golf," Klayman added.

"Neither Chamblee, Hack, Bacon, Lynch and NBC's Golf Channel itself, nor any of their alleged co-conspirators, such as the PGA and DP World Tour, are above the law, and they finally will have their day of legal reckoning before 'Lady Justice.'"

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