Alex Constantine - May 29, 2008
New York, May 29: Bedbugs are biting at the midtown home of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, according to a lawsuit set to be filed Thursday in state court.
Jane Clark, a Fox News veteran, intends to sue the owner of 1211 Sixth Avenue, the midtown tower that houses the New York Post and the Fox News Channel, over alleged bedbug bites that have left her with a post-traumatic stress disorder.
Three alleged encounters last year with the creepy critters forced her out of work, according to a press release from her lawyer, Alan Schnurman.
Now Clark is filing suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against Beacon Capital Partners, the building's Boston-based owner, as well as the building's maintenance company.
A spokeswoman for Beacon Capital declined to comment until the company receives the lawsuit. A News Corp. spokesman would not comment, pointing out that the company is not the target of Clark's complaint.
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