Trump Seeks Over $475 Million in Damages from CNN in Defamation Lawsuit

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2022
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Former president Donald Trump filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN on Monday, seeking over $475 million in damages.

According to the lawsuit, the media company has used “its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically.” Trump also claims that CNN’s negative coverage contributed to his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

Trump had announced his intent to take legal action against CNN for its allegedly defamatory descriptions of him in...

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