Sean Spicer threatens legal action after he is accused of hurling n-word in high school

Sean Spicer was confronted at a book signing in Rhode Island by a black man who claimed the former White House Press Secretary called him a racial slur while the two were high school classmates, according to The Hill.

Now, Spicer is threatening legal action against the Associated Press for reporting on the incident.

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“The claim is a lie. Absent an immediate retraction, Mr. Spicer will take legal action Monday,” Spicer’s attorney Michael Bowe said in a statement.

The AP, along with other news organizations, documented the incident at Spicer’s book signing in Middletown, Rhode Island, on Friday during which a black Massachusetts man, claiming to be a former classmate, accused Spicer of hurling a racial slur at him while they were teenagers.

Alex Lombard approached him and, according to USA Today, claimed Spicer dropped the slur on him before a boxing match. A Facebook Live video from the Newport Daily News clearly shows the confrontation.

Lombard even challenged Spicer to fight him before being escorted away by a security guard.

“I was 14. I was a scared kid then, Sean,” Lombard said. “I’m not scared to fight you now.”

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