Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), the parent company of the Truth Social platform, has filed a lawsuit against The Washington Post, filing a defamation lawsuit seeking $3.78 billion in damages.
The case was filed late Saturday night in Sarasota County, Florida, which alleges far-left WaPo posted false and defamatory statements on the Truth Social platform, its CEO, Devin Nunes, and former president Trump, damaging his reputation and causing significant financial harm. .
“WaPo is waging 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 libel creates an existential threat to TMTG, causing huge losses. TMTG brings this case seeking special damages for its business and goodwill, actual harm to its name and reputation, and punitive damages for WaPo’s gross misconduct.
A lawsuit has been filed against the Post, saying it “published a blatant hit story that falsely accused TMTG of securities fraud and other wrongdoing.”
The lawsuit revolves around an article published by the Washington Post, which allegedly obtained information from Will Wilkerson, a former TMTG employee, who was also the source of the false and defamatory ‘money laundering’ story. from the Guardian.
Trump Media and Technology Group alleges the article contained inaccuracies and malicious intent to harm the company’s interests.
“On May 13, 2023, WaPo posted an article online with the clickbait headline, ‘Porn-friendly bank trust could win stake in Trump’s Truth Social.’ [https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/05/13/trump-truth-socialloan-questions/ (the “WaPo Article”)]“said the suit.