The following is an excerpt from Just The News.
Former President Donald Trump's social media company has sued The Washington Post for defamation over an article it published earlier this month and is seeking $3.78 billion in damages.
The lawsuit by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which owns the Truth Social platform, was filed Saturday night in Florida state court in Sarasota County and accuses one of America's most storied newspapers of publishing a story of libel and slander that the suit claims poses an "existential threat" to the social media company.
A spokesperson for The Washington Post declined comment on Sunday. “We don’t have a comment on this,” Kathy Baird said.
The suit alleges the Post "published an egregious hit piece that falsely accused TMTG of securities fraud and other wrongdoing" and "has been on a years-long crusade against TMTG characterized by the concealment of relevant information in its possession."
"WaPo's false criminal charges exposed TMTG to public ridicule, contempt and distrust, and injured TMTG's business and reputation," the suit said.
The legal action by the Trump firm comes just a few weeks after the Post won two Pulitzer Prize awards for its reporting last year and Fox News settled a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million.
You can read the suit here.
Link to article here.
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Marco M says
Sharyl, note that your headline says million instead of billion.
Hope he wins as major judgments will be the only thing that will force responsibility and accountability to return to the media.
Looks like the social media company learned from trump's court lose in the defamation and sexual harassment suit he lost. Defamation is a reason to sue! Oh, and at the CNN town hall trump defamed the lady again and now he is actually being sued for cash this time.
Unfortunately, this suit won't teach media to be more responsible in their reporting. It doesn't seem to have changed FOX reporting and they lost a billion-dollar suit! Then again, maybe it would work against WAPO if they lose.
Bill Andrews says
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Bill Andrews says
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