Law & Crime reports:
A federal judge in California has ordered Herring Networks, the parent company of far-right conservative media organization One America News Network (OAN), to pay MSNBC and host Rachel Maddow $250,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from a defamation lawsuit that was dismissed last year.
Herring in July 2019 filed a lawsuit against Maddow which claimed the liberal host had defamed OAN when she discussed reports that one of the network’s contributors also worked for the Russia state news organization Sputnik.
Maddow went on to state that OAN “literally is paid Russian propaganda,” which OAN’s parent company claimed was false and defamatory. Herring, the parent company, then filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $10 million.
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Two years ago, @maddow said on her show that One America News (OAN) was “literally Russian propaganda.” OAN sued for libel, seeking $10 million.
OAN didn’t just lose the case. A judge just ordered it to pay MSNBC $250,000 to reimburse legal fees. (A nice win for @BoutrousTed).
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) February 6, 2021