Kimberly Klacik, a former Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, is suing Conservative commentator Candace Owens for a whopping $20 million in defamation damages. Yikes!
According to court documents, she is suing in response to a video that Owens made back in June that alleges Klacik laundered money, committed campaign fraud, used illegal drugs, and was also the "madame" of a strip club.
Maryland’s Kim Klacik sues conservative commentator Candace Owens for defamation, asks for $20 million in damages https://t.co/5iJKKw184I
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Filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court, the suit claims that, after Owens posted the video, Klacik ''lost a book deal, had politicians cancel fundraising appearances with her and lost a contract with a ‘nationally recognized vendor,''' according to The Baltimore Sun. The suit also states that Owens' video said that Klacik was a stripper at a club her husband owned, that Klacik's charity Potential Me was illegitimate and that Klacik misused campaign funds.
The Sun added that Klacik's feud with Owens began on Twitter with a disagreement over President Joe Biden's decision to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Klacik's attorney, Jacob Frenkel, said in a statement that ''baseless character assassination has no place in political dialogue. The defendant chose to use her huge social media platform to attack a respected Baltimore political figure; we are using the proper forum — the power of the courts — to respond. The detail in Ms. Klacik's lawsuit speaks for itself.''
I liked Klacik for Congress. She seemed like a good, strong candidate. However, I have also not seen Candace Owens make empty claims that she could not back up. I can't help but wonder who will come out on top in this legal battle. Either way, it is likely going to get ugly.
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