Defamation Lawsuits Against Republicans

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Displaying 12 Scandals
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  • Kari Lake [2022 GOP AZ Gov. Nominee]
    Defamed AZ County Recorder Stephen Richer (R) by baselessly accusing him of adding over 300,000 fraudulent ballots to Maricopa County's vote count in order to steal the election from her and then later admitted in court that she had no defense against his lawsuit and forfeited her right to a trial
    26 Mar 2024
    Lake asked the court to move directly to the damages phase of the trial which will determine how much Richer is owed for her defamation
  • Lost a defamation lawsuit by Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and her daughter for spreading a conspiracy theory that they cast thousands of fraudulent votes for Biden after which despicable zealots made their lives a "living nightmare" with racist and sexist threats, MAGA thugs pushed their way into a family home looking for them and Ruby was forced to vacate her home for 2 months under advice from the FBI which left them both traumatized and fearful for their lives
    30 Aug 2023
    According to a federal judge who found him liable for defamation
  • Tucker Carlson [Fox News Host]
    Baselessly accused a Trump supporter on the Capitol grounds during 1/6 of being a covert government agent who was "the central figure" in inciting the insurrection which led to him receiving numerous death threats and being forced to sell his home and business and relocate to a secluded place to protect himself and his wife
    12 Jul 2023
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Was found liable to pay writer E. Jean Carroll $5 million in damages for defamation and battery for "sexual abuse" at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City in 1996
    10 May 2023
    Jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation after a civil trial
  • State Rep. Priscilla Giddings [R-ID]
    Unmasked the identity of a 19-year-old victim who was raped by a legislative ally and shared a picture of the victim when she was a minor on her Facebook page that resulted in a sustained torrent of harassment against her online and in public
    10 Mar 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the victim and reported on by NBC News
  • State Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger [R-ID]
    Unmasked the identity of a 19-year-old victim who accused him of rape by including her name in a formal response to an ethics investigation against him
    10 Mar 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the victim and reported on by NBC News
  • TX Attorney General Ken Paxton [R]
    Retaliated against four staffers who reported his alleged corruption to the FBI by maligning them as "rogue employees" and fired or forced them out through other means and later spent $3.3 million in taxpayer dollars to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit which also forced him to apologize for disparaging them
    10 Feb 2023
    According to a settlement agreement reached between Paxton and the fired staffers
  • Activist Ammon Bundy
    Smeared a Boise, Idaho, hospital by falsely accusing them of kidnapping a severely malnourished baby which spurred him to put a call out to his zealot followers to protest outside the hospital and force a lockdown that resulted in hospital staff barricading the exit doors and ambulances being rerouted to other hospitals
    23 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Roger Stone
    Was sued for defamation by rightwing activist Lawyer Larry Klayman after he called him a child molester
    12 Aug 2021
    According to a defamation lawsuit filed by Klayman
  • Tax Collector Joel Greenberg [R-FL]
    Maliciously smeared his GOP primary opponent as being a racist child molester through defamatory posts from fake social media accounts he created
    23 Jun 2020
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Nick Miccarelli [R-PA]
    Pinned down and raped a political consultant in her bed after she made it unambiguously clear to him that she was not interested in being intimate that evening and then smeared her by publicly outing her on social media
    13 Mar 2018
    The alleged victim confided in a co-worker about the assault the next morning,