EXCLUSIVE: DeRay McKesson’s Defamation Suit Against Fox News Judge Jeanine Pirro Dismissed, Activist Responds
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, affectionately known for his signature vest, is responding to a recent ruling in his defamation lawsuit against Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro. DeRay EXCLUSIVELY shared this with theJasmineBRAND of the ruling:
“I’m obviously disappointed. But as Fox argued and the judge recognized, when you have a certain reputation less is expected of you.”
In 2017, Judge Jeanine blamed DeRay solely for inciting violence during a Baton Rouge protest, in which DeRay was arrested. A police officer was hurt during the protest, and Jeanine Pirro felt that DeRay McKesson should have been held responsible. DeRay later sued the judge and her network, Fox, for her comments. A New York judge threw the case out today (3/26/19), noting Jeanine’s comments are “her opinion,” and protected by the First Amendment.
— deray (@deray) September 29, 2017
However, the judge didn’t condone Judge Jeanine’s comments. He said:
“Pirro’s lack of temperament and caustic commentary is what she is known, celebrated, and frequently criticized for.”
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Written by Miata Shanay