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Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House on July 25, 2017. He announced his resignation from a Tufts University board on Tuesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House on July 25, 2017. He announced his resignation from a Tufts University board on Tuesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has threatened to sue the Tufts University student paper.

The Tufts Daily published two opinion pieces this month criticizing Scaramucci, and calling for his ouster from the advisory board of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

In response, Scaramucci's attorney sent a letter to the Daily, claiming the op-ed had "several objectively false statements" about Scaramucci that "constitute actionable defamation." The letter said Scaramucci would take legal action unless the newspaper retracted the statements and issued a public apology.

Tufts postponed a private event with Scaramucci and the Fletcher School student body scheduled for Monday night, "until these pending legal matters are resolved."

WBUR has reached out to both Tufts University and Scaramucci, who declined our interview requests. Tufts released a statement saying they were "disappointed that Mr. Scaramucci has taken this action."

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T. Barton Carter, professor of communication and law at Boston University.

This segment aired on November 27, 2017.

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