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Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), Former Republican President Donald Trump’s media conglomerate filed a lawsuit against The Washington Postwhom you are accusing of publish defamatory articles, seeking $3.78 billion in compensatory and punitive damages.
According to the complaint filed Saturday in a Florida circuit court, the firm that operates the Truth denounces that the newspaper published on May 13 an article that “falsely” accuses TMTG of “securities fraud and other irregularities”, which damaged its business and reputation.
The alleged defamation of the newspaper was committed through the article entitled “Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could gain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social” (“A trust linked to a pro-pornography bank could get a stake in Trump’s Truth Social”), by journalist Drew Harwell.
The lawsuit, to which the EFE news agency has had access, states that the newspaper article contains several false statements that create “an existential threat to TMTG, causing enormous loss”exposing the firm “to public ridicule, scorn and mistrust,” as well as its CEO, Devin Nunes, and former President Trump.
The media conglomerate points out in its complaint that the newspaper has been on “a years-long crusade against TMTG, characterized by the concealment of relevant information in its possession”.
The newspaper article took the testimony of Will Wilkerson, a former TMTG employee who was fired “for cause”, and since then “began to fabricate and publicly sell false stories about TMTG to numerous media outlets”, including the English newspaper The Guardian , according to the complaint.
The former president has already filed other lawsuits against the media in the past.
In September 2021, he took The New York Times and his niece, Mary Trump, to trial for “conspiring” to obtain information from his family and their tax returns. and expose it in a report published by the newspaper in 2018.
On the other hand, this month a jury in New York sentenced Trump to pay compensation of about five million dollars to the writer E. Jean Carroll for having sexually abused her years ago and then for having defamed her when she publicly denounced the facts.
The tycoon rejected the ruling and claimed not to know the complainant at all.
With information from EFE
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