As FishbowlDC reported Thurday, TWT settled a lawsuit put forth by Rich Miniter, a former employee of TWT. Miniter claimed he was “very, very happy” and got “everything he wanted.”
But “everything” is a tricky word.
A settlement agreement obtained by FishbowlDC states: “TWT agrees to pay Mr. Miniter the gross sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars.” And that $20,000 doesn’t appear to include his lawyer’s fees.
Miniter, who worked as a consultant for TWT from October 2008 to February 2009 and then as Editorial Page Editor until TWT dismissed him from daily work activities in July and fired him in November, said TWT owed him a quarter million in fees. He said this on record, but quickly asked FishbowlDC to take it down, insisting he had been speaking off the record, which is untrue. In any event, a $20,000 settlement minus $250,000 in fees can’t equal “very, very happy.”
Miniter further told FishbowlDC…