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Trump Supporter Falsely Accused of Using Racial Slurs Sues Joy Reid

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:43 PM

A California woman is suing MSNBC star Joy Reid for falsely claiming the woman “screamed abhorrent racial slurs” at a Mexican teenager during a public meeting in June, The Wrap reported.

In the defamation suit filed Tuesday in New York, the “AM Joy” host was accused of targeting Roslyn La Liberte because she’s a supporter of President Donald Trump.

The woman says the episode led to “hundreds if not thousands of hate messages” and “threats on her life.”

According to the Wrap, Reid latched onto a photo making the rounds on social media of La Liberte, wearing a MAGA hat, in a heated conversation with hoodie-clad, 14-year-old Joseph Luevanos at a Simi Valley city council meeting.

But Luevanos told a Fox affiliate La Liberte had been “civil” to him and, the teen was even recorded hugging her at another point of the meeting.

“Reid used her substantial social media presence, fame, and reputation as a hard-hitting journalist to publish to her many followers that Plaintiff Roslyn La Liberte (“La Liberte”) screamed abhorrent racial slurs at a fourteen (14) year old boy,” the suit alleged.

“Reid set out to destroy La Liberte because she disagrees with La Liberte’s MAGA hat and the beliefs Reid ascribes to those wearing that hat conflict with her ideology,” the suit added, claiming “Reid published without any basis in fact” charges that La Liberte had screamed at the young man and called him a “dirty Mexican.”

Reid apologized to La Liberte on Twitter after receiving a “retraction demand,” according to the suit. 

Earlier this year, Reid came under fire after it was revealed she’d made a number of incendiary and disparaging comments on an old blog during her time as a Florida radio host. Reid claimed her account was hacked, but offered multiple on-air apologies, the Wrap reported.

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A California woman is suing MSNBC star Joy Reid for falsely claiming the woman "screamed abhorrent racial slurs" at a Mexican teenager during a public meeting in June, The Wrap reported.
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