Hunter Biden Sues Fox News

( – In April, Hunter Biden’s attorneys threatened to sue Fox News, demanding the network remove its six-part miniseries entitled “The Trial of Hunter Biden.” Days after receiving the letter, Fox News removed the series “out of an abundance of caution” while it reviewed the legalities of keeping the series on its streaming services. Still, Biden sued the network.

On June 30, the first son filed a lawsuit against Fox News in a Manhattan court, alleging the images included in the miniseries violated the state’s revenge porn law. According to Penal Law 245.15, it is unlawful to share a picture of someone’s private parts with the intent of causing emotional, financial, or physical harm without the party’s consent. The images included in the mock trial miniseries on Fox’s streaming service included nude photos of Hunter Biden and showed him engaging in sexual acts.

The suit claimed that Fox not only published and shared those “intimate images to its vast audience of millions,” but the network also did it to “humiliate, harass, annoy, and alarm” the plaintiff. According to the suit, Fox meant to ruin Mr. Biden’s reputation, and the plaintiff claimed the network didn’t remove the images entirely. Hunter Biden’s suit states that the program is still available on other streaming services.

Fox News responded to the suit, claiming it swiftly removed the program within days of receiving the communication from Biden’s attorneys in April. However, the network also claimed that Hunter Biden was a “public figure” and it was within the company’s rights under the First Amendment to “accurately cover[SIC] the newsworthy events of Mr. Biden’s own making.” The network stated it is ready to defend itself in court. It already had to pay $787.5 million to Dominion Voting Systems for defamation in 2023.

Hunter Biden is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages, in addition to an order mandating that Fox remove all copies of the explicit images.

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