INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A national veterans assistance group is suing an Indiana veteran it says defamed it, court documents show.
The Wounded Warrior Project, which has its headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., filed suit against Dean Graham of Acton Thursday in U.S. District Court, The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday.
Graham lit into the Wounded Warriors organization on an Internet website for his own non-profit, Help Indiana Vets Inc., the newspaper said.
"WWP is a fraud ... that needs to be investigated immediately," the lawsuit alleges Graham wrote in an undated post on his website. The suit also claims Graham said the organization has "an army of lawyers on staff to punish all those who try to expose [it]."
Wounded Warriors denies Graham's claim that the group is not using its funding to help veterans and says his accusations have scared off potential donors, the Star said.
The Wounded Warrior Project, which says the claims have driven some donors away, had not replied to requests for comment, the Star said.
After the lawsuit was filed, Graham posted a notice on his website asking for donations to a "legal fund' for what he called the "fight of the century," the newspaper said.