The Chiquita Banana Exposé - The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Description

On May 3, 1998 The Cincinnati Enquirer released a series of illegitmate accusations regarding the rightfulness of the Chiquita Banana Brand. The allegations were apparently heard from voice mails from a Chiquita employee, and were used to exploit the company.

Effects and Outcomes

The Enquirer finally admitted they had committed perjury and illegally stole Chiquita Brand's voicemails. Investigative reporter, Mike Gallagher, admitted that he had hacked into the phone of a Chiquita employee to attain the voice mails and was later fired. Chiquita denied all allegations and sued The Enquirer. The Enquirer removed the series from their website and retracted their statements.

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