Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), the parent company of Truth Social, is suing The Washington Post for defamation, seeking $3.78 billion in damages.
The lawsuit was filed in Sarasota County, Florida on Saturday night accusing The Washington Post of publishing false and defamatory statements about Truth Social, its CEO Devin Nunes, and former President Trump.
These false statements seriously damaged Truth Social’s reputation and caused substantial financial damage.
“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,'” the suit said.
“WaPo’s latest defamation creates an existential threat for TMTG, causing enormous loss,” the suit continues.
“TMTG brings this case to recover special damages to its business and good will, actual injury to its name and reputation, and punitive damages for WaPo’s gross misconduct,” the suit noted.
A lawsuit was filed against The Washington Post, stating it “published an egregious hit piece that falsely accused TMTG of securities fraud and other wrongdoing.”
The lawsuit focuses on an article published by The Washington Post, reportedly based on information provided by Will Wilkerson, a former employee of TMTG.
Wilkerson was also the source of The Guardian’s false and defamatory “money laundering” story.
Trump Media and Technology Group asserts that the article contained inaccuracies and a goal to harm the company’s interests.
“On May 13, 2023, WaPo published an online article with the clickbait headline, “Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could gain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social.” [https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/05/13/trump-truth-socialloan-questions/ (the “WaPo Article”)],” the suit said.
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