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July 2024

Capitol “Rioter” Suit Against CNN Dismissed

By Matt Kristoffersen
PUBLISHED IN: MediaLawLetter July 2024
“At bottom, the Court agrees with CNN that Plaintiff Jacob Hiles ‘essentially is trying to blame CNN for taking his own words at face value,’” Judge Allen wrote in her decision granting summary judgment. “Under the circumstances of this case, CNN was entitled to do so, and its reporting is protected by the fair report privilege.”