Richard Johnson
​From: Page Six

By Philip Messing February 24, 2002 | 5:00am

Troubled Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund was arrested yesterday and charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend, police said.

Fund, 46, had a stormy relationship with Morgan Pillsbury, the 27-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend, for more than two years before the couple broke up last month, police sources said.

Tuesday, Fund, famous for his attacks on President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, allegedly went to Pillsbury’s East Village home and bruised her leg during an argument, the sources said.

The arrest caps a bizarre unraveling of the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship. Pillsbury told The Post’s Page Six last month Fund had been abusive to her, but later attempted to retract the statement.

Pillsbury finally moved out of Fund’s Jersey City home in January, just as Pillsbury’s mother, Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, who had a relationship with Fund 20 years ago, was announcing wedding plans for the couple.

A week later, the mom said she hoped the wedding wouldn’t happen.

Neither Pillsbury nor her mother could be reached for comment.
                   Douglas Dechert
Page Six
    On February 24, 2002 John Fund was arrested in the men's room of the Manhattan Institute.  The content of the article appearing there bore little resemblance to the one published in The Nation days later. ​ See Comparison
A notorious gossip column did fact checking; The Nation did not and continues to intentionally publish libel.