Defamation Lawsuits Against Republicans

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Displaying 10 Scandals
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  • 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
  • Kari Lake [2022 GOP AZ Gov. Nominee]
    Was sued for defamation by a Republican county recorder she baselessly accused of adding over 300,000 fraudulent ballots to Maricopa County's vote count in order to steal the election from her
    22 Jun 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by Republican Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer
  • Activist Ammon Bundy
    Smeared a Boise, Idaho, hospital by falsely accusing them of kidnapping a neglected baby and engaging in “child trafficking” which spurned his zealot followers to force a lockdown that rerouted incoming ambulances to other hospitals which the hospital sued him for $50,000
    19 Apr 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the hospital and a warrant issued for his arrest
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    04 Nov 2019
    According to a civil lawsuit filed in New York