‘Clock Boy’ loses defamation suit against Ben Shapiro; required to pay Shapiro’s court costs

‘Clock Boy’ loses defamation suit against Ben Shapiro; required to pay Shapiro’s court costs

[Ed. – “Clock Boy” has had a run of bad luck with his lawsuits this past month.  The Texas court seems to be looking at the actual law, and not at transports of sentiment.]

Daily Wire Editor-In-Chief Ben Shapiro did nothing wrong in questioning the motives of Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed, a Muslim student who was detained by police after building a “clock” that resembled a bomb, a Texas court ruled.

A Dallas County District Court judge this week dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against Shapiro by Mohamed’s father, Mohamed Mohamed, over Shapiro’s comments about the September 2015 incident at MacArthur High School in Irving. …

Shapiro told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly [at the time] the incident “was a setup and … President Obama fell for it because it confirms a couple of his pre-stated biases against police and against people who he perceives to be Islamophobic.”

“Within the first forty-eight hours it was clear that this was a bit of a set-up and it was clear that the story didn’t hold together,” Shapiro said. …

“Shapiro is entitled to recover his attorneys’ fees, curt [sic] costs, and other expenses in bringing his Motion to Dismiss and defending against Plaintiff’s claims,” the [court] order read.

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