Trump's social media company files lawsuit against Washington Post

 May 23, 2023

Donald Trump is currently facing a myriad of legal problems. However, that hasn't stopped the former president from serving a longtime enemy with court papers.  

According to the Daily Wire, Trump's social media company has filed a $3.78 billion defamation suit in Sarasota County, Florida against the Washington Post.

Lawsuit cites "egregious hit piece"

At issue is what the suit describes as "an egregious hit piece" put out by the Post about Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which owns the online platform known as Truth Social.

Published on May 13, 2023, the piece is titled, "Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could gain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social."

The article contends that TMTG did not inform shareholders or federal regulators at the the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding a proposed merger.

"[TMTG] borrowed money from a bank best known for servicing the adult entertainment industry, pledged a stake in the company for the loan and didn’t tell the SEC," it states.

Lawsuit accuses Post of being on "on a years-long crusade"

Those assertions are alleged to have resulted in "enormous" financial damages for TMTG and created an "existential threat" to Truth Social.

"The clickbait headline of the WaPo Article… immediately grabbed the common mind of readers, falsely insinuating that TMTG was involved in shady business dealings," the Daily Wire quoted TMTG's complaint as reading.

"WaPo has been on a years-long crusade against TMTG characterized by the concealment of relevant information in its possession—a bitterly ironic truth for a publication whose motto is 'Democracy Dies in Darkness,'" it added.

What's more, the lawsuit identified what it considers to be nine false claims concerning TMTG which were circulated among the Post's 2.5 million subscribers and over 20 million Twitter followers.

"In order to further spread the smear and increase the damage to TMTG, WaPo engaged agents from both within and outside the company to broadly republish the defamation," it insists.

Author E. Jean Carroll seeking more money from Trump

Meanwhile, Fox News reported on Monday that Trump himself may be the defendant in another lawsuit filed by author E. Jean Carroll.

A federal jury in New York awarded Carroll $5 million earlier this month after it found that Trump sexually abused her over a quarter century ago and then later subjected her to defamation.

She is now seeking additional damages after Trump denied that he abused or had even met Carroll while he was participating in a town hall event hosted by CNN.

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