Writing from the Pennsylvania prison where he is serving three consecutive life terms, former West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and the Daily News.
The 14-page typed document, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, contends that public comments by Williams and Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron, and two 2015 articles in the Daily News, “compromised [Gosnell’s] rights as a defendant for due process of law and a fair trial.”
“Slander, libel and defamation should not be allowable even after a conviction. . . . A person’s integrity and good name need be respected by ethical conduct until the process of appeal and sentence correction has been exhausted,” Gosnell wrote.