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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

Witness to Charlottesville attack sues U.S. media outlets over 'false' stories

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia man sued two media outlets and seven individuals on Tuesday claiming he was defamed by false stories in which he was accused of helping stage unrest last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, as part of an effort to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump.

Brennan Gilmore, 38, said in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Virginia that Alex Jones and his conservative website Infowars published stories that damaged his reputation and led to threats against him, including a letter that contained suspicious powder.

The lawsuit said the videos and articles were viewed by hundreds of thousands of people. Gilmore is seeking monetary damages of more than $75,000.

The“defendants thrive by inciting devastating real-world consequences with the lies they publish as‘news,’” the lawsuit said.

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U.S. LEGAL NEWS MARCH 13, 2018 / 8:01 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO
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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-extremism-lawsuit/witness-to-charlottesville-attack-sues-u-s-media-outlets-over-false-stories-idUSKCN1GP1HM

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Reply Witness to Charlottesville attack sues U.S. media outlets over 'false' stories (Original post)
Eugene Mar 2018 OP
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #1
jayschool2013 Mar 2018 #2
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #3
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pecosbob Mar 2018 #5
Maeve Mar 2018 #6
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:07 PM

1. sue them

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:19 PM

2. Punitive damages

If this makes it to court, I hope there will be punitive damages added to the compensatory damages.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:23 PM

3. Wonderful!

Someone has to hold that unhinged, rotund turd accountable for his manic rants. May he get many more times the amount he's suing for in punitive damages.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:26 PM

4. Sue the traitor Alex Jones. -nt

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:51 PM

5. Where's Peter Thiel?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:57 PM

6. "Media outlets"?? that's being generous!

Waste-of-space lie outlets, more like....sue them to the moon!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:20 PM

7. The son of a friend is representing the plaintiffs in this or a similar case

I just asked if I can sit in on the depos.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:23 PM

8. It might be the best way to put the RW trolls out of business

They're never going to stop trolling on their own. Make them realize that their lies have consequences.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:46 AM

9. Hope a trial is shown on TV. With film of Jones, others, testifying.

My conspiracy theory? Jones plays like a deranged loon to make the Hannitys of the world look more mainstream. And powerful interests are paying him to do so.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:56 PM

10. Fake news...

Can only be stopped when money is on the line. I hope we see more lawsuits for fake news

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