Appeals Court Says Trump Fan Can Sue Joy Reid For Libel, Reverses Lower Court’s Decision

MSNBC host Joy Reid just suffered a huge loss in the appeals court at the hands of a Trump supporter who accused her of libel.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals just revived a libel suit against her by a Trump supporter.

An early court decision had thrown out the lawsuit and now Reid, like CNN after they smeared the Nick Sandmann, may have to face the music.

Reid said Roslyn La Liberte, on multiple social media accounts, “needs to be put on blast” and said that La Liberte came to “a rally” and “screamed” at a young boy saying he is “going to be the first deported.”

“Make the picture black and white and it could be the 1950s and the desegregation of a school. Hate is real, y’all. It hasn’t even really gone away,” Reid added later. But it was all BS and the young kid in the picture said the conversation was civil and not the way Reid portrayed it. Reid has apologized but that will not save her.

From The Daily Caller:

Joseph Luevanos, the 14-year-old, said that the conversation was civil, Fox LA reported in 2018. Despite this, a district court judge originally ruled in Reid’s favor last September, saying that La Liberte could not prove that Reid proceeded with malice with her apparently false claims.

La Liberte appealed the decision, saying that the suit was dismissed wrongfully and arguing against California’s anti-SLAPP statute – which tries to limit litigation that would potentially overthrow the First Amendment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In turn, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived the claims Wednesday. Following this decision, the federal appellate circuit deemed that laws such as California’s anti-SLAPP statute don’t count for federal court.

“Reid urges us to follow the Ninth Circuit, which holds that California’s anti-SLAPP statute and the Federal Rules can exist side by side . . . without conflict,” Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote according to Hollywood Reporter. “We disagree.”