ABC's Diane Sawyer asks that 'pink slime' case be dismissed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - ABC anchor Diane Sawyer, correspondent Jim Avila and the network are asking a South Dakota judge to dismiss a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on a meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics dubbed "pink slime."

Court documents filed this week provide detailed accounts from Sawyer, Avila and others about how they gathered the information for the reports on Beef Products Inc. and also defend their work, arguing it was done in the public's interest as consumers were unaware that the product at the time was present in 70 per cent of the ground beef sold in supermarkets.

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