Hunter Biden sues Fox News for defamation | EUROtoday

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Hunter Biden is suing the Fox News community, just a bit over a yr after the right-wing information channel was pressured to succeed in a historic settlement and admitted its anchors had unfold false claims a few voting machine firm to please its pro-Trump viewers.

A lawsuit filed on Monday by attorneys for the president’s grownup son accused the community of “target[ing] Mr Biden in an effort to harass, annoy, alarm, and humiliate him, and tarnish his reputation” with false claims about his enterprise ventures, drug abuse, alleged criminality and overseas investments.

Specifically, the lawsuit factors to a six-part fictional mock trial collection “The Trial of Hunter Biden.”

“Far from reporting on a newsworthy event, Fox sought to commercialize Mr. Biden’s personality through a form of treatment distinct from the dissemination of news or information,” the lawsuit stated. “Indeed, the entire miniseries is fictionalized and based on a nonexistent criminal case.”

Despite the very fact Fox acknowledged the trial was fictional, Biden’s lawsuit stated that the present introduced precise emails and “ nonconsensual intimate images.”

“While using certain true information, the series intentionally manipulates the facts, distorts the truth, narrates happenings out of context, and invents dialogue intended to entertain,” the lawsuit states. “Thus, the viewer of the series cannot decipher what is fact and what is fiction, which is highly damaging to Mr Biden.”

The lawsuit additionally criticized Fox’s publishing of the sexual pictures.

“The unlawful publication and dissemination of the Intimate Images by Fox was not made for a legitimate public purpose, where the miniseries featuring a mock trial is not accurately reporting on newsworthy events but rather, is a fictionalized trial of a nonexistent case against Mr Biden, produced for entertainment purposes,” the lawsuit stated.

In a press release, a spokesperson for Fox offered the next remark to The Independent: “This entirely politically motivated lawsuit is devoid of merit.”

“The core complaint stems from a 2022 streaming program that Mr Biden did not complain about until sending a letter in late April 2024. The program was removed within days of the letter, in an abundance of caution, but Hunter Biden is a public figure who has been the subject of multiple investigations and is now a convicted felon. Consistent with the First Amendment, FOX News has accurately covered the newsworthy events of Mr Biden’s own making, and we look forward to vindicating our rights in court.”

Hunter Biden, the final residing little one from President Joe Biden’s first marriage, has come below intense scrutiny by Republicans and the authorized system each for his time actively hooked on medicine and his enterprise dealings.

Earlier this yr, he testified earlier than the House Oversight Committee behind closed doorways for six hours. Republicans have accused the youthful Biden of utilizing his father’s title as leverage for his enterprise offers.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/hunter-biden-fox-news-lawsuit-b2572035.html