Trump Media and Expertise Group (TMTG), the guardian firm of the Fact Social platform, has taken authorized motion in opposition to The Washington Submit, submitting a defamation lawsuit in search of a staggering $3.78 billion in damages.
The case was filed late Saturday night time in Sarasota County, Florida, which alleges that far-left WaPo revealed false and defamatory statements in regards to the Fact Social platform, its CEO, Devin Nunes, and former President Trump, damaging its status and inflicting important monetary hurt.
“WaPo has been on a years-long campaign in opposition to TMTG characterised by the concealment of related data in its possession—a bitterly ironic reality for a publication whose motto is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” the go well with stated.
“WaPo’s newest defamation creates an existential menace for TMTG, inflicting monumental loss. TMTG brings this case to get better particular damages to its enterprise and good will, precise harm to its identify and status, and punitive damages for WaPo’s gross misconduct.”
A lawsuit was filed in opposition to the Submit, stating it “revealed an egregious hit piece that falsely accused TMTG of securities fraud and different wrongdoing.”
The lawsuit facilities round an article launched by The Washington Submit, which reportedly obtained data from Will Wilkerson, a former worker of TMTG, who was additionally the supply of the Guardian’s false and defamatory “cash laundering” story.
Trump Media and Expertise Group alleges that the article contained inaccuracies and malicious intent to hurt the corporate’s pursuits.
“On Could 13, 2023, WaPo revealed an internet article with the clickbait headline, “Belief linked to porn-friendly financial institution may achieve a stake in Trump’s Fact Social”. [https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/05/13/trump-truth-socialloan-questions/ (the “WaPo Article”)],” the go well with stated.