NY Post Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Bag Men’ Cover


The New York Post settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two men with the headline “Bag Men,” but neither side would disclose terms of the settlement.

The Post’s April 18, 2013, front page had a photo of Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi standing near the marathon finish line with the sub-headline “Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.”

Barhoum and Zaimi, who were spectators, said the story damaged their reputations and caused emotional distress. The Post emphasized that it did not name the men and never called them suspects.