Golfer Patrick Reed filed a lawsuit seeking $750 million in defamation damages against Blundell Chamblee and The Golf Channel.
According to court documents, Reed alleged that Golf Chamblee, an analyst on his channel, "aggressively" targeted Reed to "damage his reputation." It has destroyed, created hatred and created a hostile work environment." player.
A malicious attack that has "directly affected his life" for the past nine years.
"Mr. Reid was abused and endured more than any other golfer by being allowed to shout obscenities by fans and spectators and being praised for it on his NBC Golf Channel. What we've been through is well known on tour," reads Suits.
"[Chambly] is the primary spokesperson for The Golf Channel, pushing this slanderous agenda and contracting Mr. Reed, LIV, and LIV. of golfers.”
A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Texas found that Chamblee, The Golf Channel and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monaghan It is accused of complicity in "defaming Mr. Reade, falsely and misreporting information, and engaging in a pattern and practice of misreporting information." /or recklessly ignore the truth" and "deliberately omit relevant material facts in order to mislead the public".
The 32-year-old Reid is a polarizing figure in golf who has been at the center of multiple controversies filled with Chamblee's accusations.
In 2019, cameras caught Reed illegally fixing a lie in a bunker.
Reid then sent a truce-and-desist letter calls on the 60-year-old ex-pro to stop saying Reed broke the rules on purpose.
Chamblee, who was referred to in Reed's lawsuit as "falling short of Mr. Reed's level of proficiency," also received embedded ball relief in 2021..