Retired Harvard University Law Professor Alan Dershowitz is suing CNN for $300 million for libel, reports Law & Crime.
The lawsuit argues CNN painted Dershowitz, a member of Trump’s defense team, as an “intellectual who had lost his mind” by re-airing a clip of his comments during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that omitted a portion of his statement.
“Following the airing of that clip over and over again, the hosts, together with their panel guests, including CNN employees and paid commentators, exploded into a one-sided and false narrative that Professor Dershowitz believes and argued that as long as the President believes his reelection is in the public interest, that he could do anything at all – including illegal acts – and be immune from impeachment,” the lawsuit said. “The very notion of that was preposterous and foolish on its face, and that was the point: to falsely paint Professor Dershowitz as a constitutional scholar and intellectual who had lost his mind.”
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