In “Fox Gets Yet Another Defamation Suit In Delaware State Court” (Above the Law, May 11, 2023) the spotlight falls on former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official Nina Jankowicz as she files a defamation complaint against Fox News in the Superior Court of Delaware with the support of Pollock Cohen LLP, Upper Seven Law, and Farnan LLP. Jankowicz, a respected scholar of disinformation studies, found herself caught in a media firestorm when she briefly led the DHS Disinformation Governance Board.
Despite the board having no operating authority to censor speech, Fox News relentlessly portrayed Jankowicz as the face of an Orwellian enforcement body. In a damning statement, Jankowicz emphasized the impact of the disinformation campaign, saying, "This has had an immense impact for my family. I don't think our security will ever be the same... This sort of disinformation and hate campaign doesn't have a place in American media or American politics; that isn't what we stand for.
Jankowicz and her family faced an avalanche of harassment and threats , leading them to leave their home for safety. The relentless campaign by Fox and its hosts continued even after the board was scrapped and Jankowicz resigned from government service. Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters perpetuated false claims about her firing, further fueling the defamation. Jankowicz's lawsuit seeks justice and aims to challenge the disinformation campaign that Fox News perpetuated, causing immense harm to her family's security.
The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware by Pollock Cohen LLP, Upper Seven Law, and Farnan LLP.
At Pollock Cohen, counsel Max Rodriguez is representing Nina Jankowicz.
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