Judge Tosses Out Joe Arpaio's $300M Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN, Other Media Outlets
By Jessica Campisi
November 2, 2019
A federal judge has thrown out a $300 million defamation lawsuit filed by Joe Arpaio, Arizona's former Maricopa County sheriff, against CNN and two other national media outlets.
A Washington, D.C., judge on Thursday dismissed the suit Arpaio filed in December, in which Arpaio argued that reporters from CNN, HuffPost and Rolling Stone had falsely referred to him as a "convicted felon" despite his presidential pardon and that the reports tarnished his "distinguished" career, the Arizona Republic reports.
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