Billionaire Dan Gilbert calls Motor City Muckraker ‘dirty scum’ over surveillance story

Dan Gilbert, via Facebook.
Dan Gilbert, via Facebook.

Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert was not happy late Sunday night when his teenage daughters asked about Motor City Muckraker story that showed the billionaire’s real estate team was erecting cameras and a transmitter without permission on buildings that don’t belong to him.

Before signing off, Gilbert offered a few more kind words.  

We challenged Gilbert to show an error in the story, but he didn’t respond and instead blocked us on Twitter.

Gilbert also directed his ire at Eric Lacy, a former MLive reporter who often covered entertainment in metro Detroit. Gilbert apparently didn’t think it was very manly of Lacy, who was celebrating his birthdayto tweet about Bruce Jenner, a former gold medalist who revealed that he is transgender. 

Lacy fired back with kindness.


Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

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