Trump Media and Know-how Group (TMTG), the mum or dad firm of the Reality Social platform, has taken authorized motion towards The Washington Publish, 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 Reality Social platform, its CEO, Devin Nunes, and former President Trump, damaging its fame and inflicting important monetary hurt.
“WaPo has been on a years-long campaign towards TMTG characterised by the concealment of related info in its possession—a bitterly ironic reality for a publication whose motto is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” the swimsuit said.
“WaPo’s newest defamation creates an existential risk for TMTG, inflicting huge loss. TMTG brings this case to get better particular damages to its enterprise and good will, precise harm to its identify and fame, and punitive damages for WaPo’s gross misconduct.”
The lawsuit was filed towards the Publish, 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 Publish, which reportedly obtained info 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 Know-how Group alleges that the article contained inaccuracies and malicious intent to hurt the corporate’s pursuits.
“On Might 13, 2023, WaPo revealed a web-based article with the clickbait headline, “Belief linked to porn-friendly financial institution might achieve a stake in Trump’s Reality Social”. [https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/05/13/trump-truth-socialloan-questions/ (the “WaPo Article”)],” the swimsuit stated.