TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 13, 2016

The Nashville Scene is challenging Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk's testimony in an ongoing defamation lawsuit brought by developer David Chase. In his testimony, Funk says that Scene reporter Stephen Hale revealed his news source during a phone conversation between the two. But Hale recorded his conversation with Funk, and according to the Scene, did not name his source. “When someone as powerful as the district attorney says we are offering up confidential sources at the drop of a hat, it harms the reputation of the paper, both with the public and with potential sources,” said Scene editor Steve Cavendish. Read the full statement from Scene editors.