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The families of 9/11 victims are "fearing for their safety" after it was claimed LIV Golf was building a dossier on them.
The 9/11 Justice group has opposed the Saudi-backed breakaway circuit since its inception last year over the country's links to the terrorist attack on the United States in 2001.
Protests were staged in Portland and New Jersey with LIV rebels Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson called to meet up with the victim group to hear their side of the story.
Clout Public Affairs, which has ties with the group and is a representative of the PGA Tour, has alleged that LIV is 'building an intelligence file' on the families of the victims.
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The president of 9/11 Justice Brett Eagleson lost his father in the attacks, and the Times reports he stated: "It's pretty chilling and a lot of family members have reached out because they are fearing for their safety.
"The Saudis have a reputation of bullying, intimidating, hacking and cutting people's heads off. Nobody has been held accountable for 9/11 but here we are, 21 years later, and now we are the bad boys."
Bloomberg reports LIV Golf is being accused of tracking communications between members of the group with Clout through a third-party system.
"LIV seeks information not only on Clout’s work regarding LIV and golf, but chillingly, it also seeks to sift any communications Clout has had with 9/11 families about the Saudi league, their sovereign wealth fund, and the agents that have been hired to track and monitor 9/11 families in the United States,' the motion reads.
LIV previously alleged that the PGA – who they are involved in an ongoing civil dispute with – hired the justice groups to protest at their events in the organisation's maiden year.
A number of leading golf stars were lured to the Saudi-backed circuit last year leading to the PGA Tour banning any rebel players from its competitions.
LIV and its players sued the Tour as a result, before the PGA countersued last year with a court date set for 2024.
Fellow support group 9/11 Families United has also warned of protests at this year's Masters, should LIV Golf stars be allowed to play.
Daily Star Sport has contacted LIV Golf and Clout Public Affairs for comment on this story.
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