Judge dismisses Devin Nunes’ defamation lawsuit against political strategist but is still suing imaginary cow that heckles him on Twitter

Judge dismisses Devin Nunes’ defamation lawsuit against political strategist but is still suing imaginary cow that heckles him on Twitter


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A federal judge dismissed Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) lawsuit against political strategist Liz Mair for allegedly defaming him, reports the Fresno Bee.

Nunes is still suing the anonymous writers behind the fictional personas of “Devin Nunes’ Cow” (@DevinCow), and “Devin Nunes’ Alt-Mom” (@NunesAlt), but has not been able to serve them with complaints.

From The Fresno Bee:

The ruling to dismiss Mair, obtained by The Fresno Bee, reads that Nunes’ complaint failed to describe the exact words Mair used to defame him, that the statements Nunes alleged Mair made were not defamatory and that “the facts alleged fail to support a reasonable inference that Mair made any of the alleged statements with the requisite intent of actual malice.”

It also said that Nunes did not prove Mair had entered a conspiratorial agreement to slander him.

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August 24, 2021 at 07:23AM

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