Threshold Editions has halted the publication of a book by Dylan Davies, who is at the center of the controversy surrounding “60 Minutes’s” recent Benghazi segment.
The publisher, a conservative subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, announced Friday it has withdrawn Davies’s book, The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There, according to multiple reports.
On Thursday night, CBS News announced it was looking into the authenticity of Davies’s account of the night of the Benghazi attack in September 2012, which aired in a “60 Minutes” episode late last month. On Friday, the network apologized for airing the segment.
The New York Times published a piece immediately after the network’s statement Thursday evening, saying the story Davies told on “60 Minutes” differed from the story he provided the FBI just days after the attack.
Davies’s book was published Oct. 29 — two days after the “60 Minutes” episode. Threshold’s Robinson told the AP 35,000 copies are in print.