Hunter Biden sues Fox News over fictional miniseries

Hunter Biden Sues Fox News Over Fictional Miniseries

Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit against Fox News and its parent company on Monday, alleging that the production of a fictional miniseries titled “The Trial of Hunter Biden” was an attempt to harass, annoy, alarm, and humiliate him, as well as tarnish his reputation. The miniseries, described by Fox as a mock trial depicting how a possible trial of Hunter Biden might look, includes sexually graphic images of Biden.

In the lawsuit filed in New York state court, Hunter Biden’s attorneys accused Fox News of politically motivated attacks against the President and his family, as well as the unlawful commercial exploitation of Biden’s image, name, and likeness. The complaint includes allegations of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and unjust enrichment. It requests a jury trial, compensatory and punitive damages, and the disgorgement of any profits from the miniseries.

Fox News responded to the lawsuit, stating that it was entirely politically motivated and devoid of merit. The network highlighted that the program in question was removed shortly after receiving a letter from Biden’s legal team in late April 2024. Fox emphasized that Hunter Biden is a public figure who has been the subject of multiple investigations and is now a convicted felon. The network defended its coverage of newsworthy events related to Biden as protected by the First Amendment.

Hunter Biden’s legal team likened this lawsuit to the recent case involving Dominion Voting Systems, which resulted in a $787.5 million settlement agreement. The complaint alleges that Fox knew its conduct was unlawful but proceeded with it regardless. Despite Fox removing the miniseries from its platform, promotional materials and clips of the show remain accessible, according to Biden’s lawsuit.

To bring this suit forward, Hunter Biden enlisted the law firm Geragos & Geragos, led by Mark Geragos, a prominent attorney who has represented various high-profile clients. Geragos has experience representing family members of presidents, having negotiated plea deals in the past for individuals such as Roger Clinton Jr., the brother of former President Bill Clinton.

In a separate legal matter, Hunter Biden was recently found guilty on three counts related to a firearm purchase in 2018 while allegedly addicted to drugs. He is also facing a trial on tax charges scheduled for September.

Original Story at – 2024-07-01 16:54:48

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