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CNN hit with $275 million defamation suit by Kentucky student

CNN hit with $  275 million defamation suit by Kentucky studentThe lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in federal court in Kentucky, seeks $ 275 million in compensatory and punitive damages over the videotaped incident in the nation’s capital. Sandmann and other Covington Catholic students had been in Washington to attend a March for Life anti-abortion rally.



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Jerome Corsi Sues Roger Stone for Defamation

Jerome Corsi Sues Roger Stone for DefamationThe suit follows Corsi’s request this week for the judge overseeing Stone’s case to issue an order barring Stone from talking to the news media. Corsi says in his complaint that Stone’s campaign of defamation began in the weeks leading up to his arrest on Jan. 25, when the self-proclaimed political dirty trickster appeared on several videos produced by InfoWars, a website known for promoting conspiracy theories.



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Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamationIndian government minister MJ Akbar filed a defamation suit against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment on Monday, calling her allegations false and malicious. The lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, names journalist Priya Ramani as the sole accused and says that she "intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious" allegations to harm his reputation. Ramani was not immediately reachable for comment. The lawsuit comes amid widespread calls on social media for Akbar's resignation from his post as the minister of state for external affairs. Akbar, 67, a veteran editor who founded several publications, has been accused of a range of inappropriate behaviour by female journalists who previously worked as his subordinates. An Indian policeman takes away a Congress party worker during a protest against India's junior external affairs minister MJAkbar in New Delhi Credit: Manish Swarup/ AP Many journalists have called for Akbar to be sacked and have threatened to boycott events he is attending until he resigns. More than 200 protesters from the youth wing of the opposition Congress party waved placards and chanted slogans outside Akbar's Delhi home on Monday. Some jumped barricades and clashed with police and dozens were detained, a Reuters witness said. Akbar is one of the highest-profile figures so far to face accusations in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Several powerful men from the worlds of media, entertainment and the arts have been snared in sexual harassment and assault allegations, which have led to a string of ousters. In a one-page statement on Sunday, Akbar described allegations against him as "wild and baseless" and questioned if they were politically motivated. "Why has this storm risen a few months before a general election? Is there an agenda? You be the judge," he said in the statement. Shutapa Paul, one of the women who has accused Akbar of sexual misconduct, told Reuters on Sunday that she was dismayed by Akbar's response. "Akbar's brazen shaming of all of us is evidence of his sense of entitlement and power. I feel let down by the powers that be," Paul said. "Truth and justice will prevail."



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Stormy Daniels defamation case against Trump set to be dismissed, judge signals

Stormy Daniels defamation case against Trump set to be dismissed, judge signalsThe judge presiding over Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump has said the president was engaging in free speech when he posted a controversial tweet about the adult film actor. US District Judge James S Otero has not yet made a decision in the case, but appeared to support Mr Trump’s attorneys during a hearing, saying the message “appears to be rhetorical hyperbole by a public official involving a public figure”. The tweet in question arrived after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and her attorney released a composite sketch of the man they said approached her in a parking lot after she agreed to publish an interview about her alleged affair with Mr Trump.



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Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says

Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion SaysAlex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence



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Alleged newsroom shooter sued Capital Gazette for defamation

Alleged newsroom shooter sued Capital Gazette for defamationIn 2011, the newspaper ran an article about him stalking a classmate; he pleaded guilty to harassment.



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Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued News Outlet For Defamation In 2012

Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued News Outlet For Defamation In 2012The suspect in the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland on



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Alex Jones Hit With Another Defamation Lawsuit, And It Could Go To A Jury

Alex Jones Hit With Another Defamation Lawsuit, And It Could Go To A JuryAlex Jones may soon learn that ruining the lives of innocent people comes with



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Stormy Daniels accuses Trump’s lawyer of defamation, violating campaign finance laws

Stormy Daniels accuses Trump’s lawyer of defamation, violating campaign finance lawsThe White House pushed back against Daniels’ allegations of a 2006 affair with Trump and refuted a claim made during an interview with 60 Minutes that she had been physically threatened to keep quiet about it.



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Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Sued by Former Producer for Defamation

Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Sued by Former Producer for DefamationA former producer at Fox News sued Bill O’Reilly in federal court on Monday, alleging that he defamed her by denying that anyone had complained about his conduct and by implying that she and other accusers were financially and politically motivated.



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