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Judge Dismisses Capitol Protester's $100M CNN Lawsuit

Posted on AllSides April 30th, 2024
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A Virginia man who "meandered" around the Capitol building after the January 6, 2021, riot has lost his $100 million lawsuit against CNN.

Virginia federal judge Arenda Wright Allen, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, dismissed the case on Monday before it reached trial.

Jacob Hiles, a charter boat captain from Virginia Beach, alleged that CNN defamed him in an online article published on October 15, 2021, about rioters at the Capitol building.

The article's sub-headline read: "Man wanted to start 'a revolution' on January 6."

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