Former President Donald Trump’s social media company, Truth Social, has sued Jeff Bezos’ The Washington Post for defamation. Truth Social is seeking $3.78 billion in damages.
The suit says: Plaintiff, Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. (“Plaintiff” or “TMTG”), by counsel, files the following Complaint against defendant, WP Company, LLC d/b/a The Washington Post (“Defendant” or “WaPo”).
“Plaintiff seeks (a) compensatory damages and punitive damages in the sum of $3,780,000,000.00 or such greater amount as is determined by the Jury, (b) prejudgment interest on the principal sum awarded by the Jury from May 13, 2023, to the date of Judgment at the rate of 6.58 percent per year, and (c) costs – arising out of Defendant’s defamation and conspiracy.”
The suit alleges the Post “published an egregious hit piece that falsely accused TMTG of securities fraud and other wrongdoing and has been on a years-long crusade against TMTG characterized by the concealment of