Conservative author Jerome Corsi has filed a lawsuit against former associate Roger Stone for defamation, claiming that Stone tried to cause him to have heart attacks to prevent him from testifying at Stone’s trial.
Corsi filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, and is seeking $25 million in damages, according to the Washington Examiner. Corsi alleges that Stone made false statements, and that his "intentional infliction of emotional distress and coercion and threats are intended to try to cause Plaintiff Corsi to have heart attacks and strokes, in order that Plaintiff will be unable to testify at Stone’s criminal trial."
He added that Stone’s actions have caused Corsi "conscious pain, suffering, severe emotional distress and the fear of imminent serious bodily injury or death, and other mental and physical injuries, and Plaintiff was severely harmed and damaged thereby."
Last December, Stone accused Corsi of "working with [special counsel Robert] Mueller to sandbag" him "on a fabricated perjury charge,” in a statement on Instagram.
"Mueller’s minion even promised Corsi no jail time if he would lie and say he gave me John Podesta’s stolen e-mails (which he did NOT) Then they were going to say I passed them on to Trump (which I did NOT)," Stone continued. "Jerry was willing to LIE about me, but not himself! Now Jerry is lying about legitimate research he did for me regarding the Podesta brothers lucrative business in Russia."
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