Erik Prince Decries “Ambulence Chasing Lawyers” In Blackwater Lawsuit

Erik Prince Decries “Ambulence Chasing Lawyers” In Blackwater Lawsuit

Wednesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince came on the program with Alan to discuss whether private forces should be the ones taking on ISIS instead of the military. Prince, author of Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and The Unsung Heroes Of The War On Terror, and Alan got into a heated discussion when Alan asked him about a lawsuit brought on by two former Blackwater employees who accused Prince of starting an anti-Muslim crusade. Read what happened below:

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COLMES: There are court documents that were filed, two employees of yours, unnamed in the documents, said that you wanted to start a religious crusade against Muslims. In an affidavit in a Virginia court, one of them said, “Mr. Prince views himself as a Christian Crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and Islamic faith from the globe.” It goes on to say that, you want to respond to that, go ahead.
PRINCE: Sure Alan, your researcher should dig a little deeper into the case that that was filed in because the judge, the federal judge that was all part of the so-called whistle-blower case, and the federal judge found that the plaintiffs has so little basis in standing in their claim that it not only threw it out but made their lawyer pay our legal fees. So that entire case was throw out. It was without basis, it was all nonsense. And in some kind of cases like that, the equivalent of ambulance chasing lawyers file some ridiculous claims as part of their PR assault.

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COLMES: These are people who worked for you. One of them accused you of, they said people in Blackwater would openly and consistently use racist and derogatory terms for Iraqis, brag about going over there to get the “ragheads.” We’re talking about the culture of the company.
PRINCE: Again Alan, you’re citing two so-called whistle-blowers whose case was completely thrown out by a federal judge and the defense, their attorney had to pay our legal fees because it was so scurrilous and such nonsense. So the fact that you’re bringing it up now, based on a completely nonsense case, diminishes your standing as a journalist.

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