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Report: Chinese Billionaire Sues CNN's Erin Burnett, WarnerMedia for $50M

Report: Chinese Billionaire Sues CNN's Erin Burnett, WarnerMedia for $50M
Erin Burnett attends the WarnerMedia 2019 Upfront at One Penn Plaza on May 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 04 August 2019 08:50 AM

A Chinese billionaire has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against WarnerMedia and CNN's Erin Burnett, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok, claims a July 23 episode of CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" falsely labeled him a spy and on the verge of deportation.

Guo, a member of the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago, is seeking asylum in the United States as the Chinese government arrested his family members and froze his assets because he is an "outspoken and vitriolic critic," according to the complaint, THR reported.

The July 23 CNN segment on "OutFront" allegedly "insinuated"  Guo was a Chinese spy.

"Clearly, the intent was to garner views for the sensational 'story' with no regard for the truth and less investigation into the underlying facts," attorney Aaron Mitchell's complaint reads, per THR. "The CNN broadcast went on to make a number of false statements, along with various other statements intended to mislead its viewers and cast Plaintiff in a negative light."

"To further embellish their story, Defendants made statements that insinuated that Mr. Guo was associated with the woman arrested sneaking into Mar-a-Lago with malware and Cindy Yang who has been accused of selling access to Mar-a-Lago and President Trump," the complaint continues. "Even a modicum of due diligence would have shown the falsity of these statements."

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A Chinese billionaire has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against WarnerMedia and CNN's Erin Burnett, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok, claims a July 23 episode of CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront"...
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