Remember last year after the Boston Marathon bombings when Glenn Beck was droning on endlessly about how a Saudi man who was injured in the blast was in on it all? He named him by name many times and famously gave the federal government three days to come clean or he would blow the lid off the alleged coverup. That man is now suing Beck.
Glenn Beck defamed on his radio show a Middle Eastern victim of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing as a criminal participant in it, the man claims in Federal Court.
Abdulrahman Alharbi sued Beck, The Blaze Inc., Mercury Radio Arts and Premiere Radio Networks for defamation and slander.
Alharbi describes himself in the 6-page lawsuit as “a 20-year-old student who was a spectator at the Marathon and was injured in the bombing. Mr. Alharbi, like many others, was questioned by federal authorities investigating the events of that day. Those authorities also, with his permission, searched his apartment. The responsible officials quickly concluded that Mr. Alharbi, other then being injured in the attacks, had no involvement in the attacks. Many news outlets reported the facts of the search of an apartment and that authorities had questioned a man of Middle Eastern descent. When the authorities concluded that Mr. Alharbi had no involvement, reports ceased. The defendant Glenn Beck, with the active participation of the distributor defendants, repeatedly and falsely identified Mr. Alharbi as an active participant in the crimes that were committed on April 15, 2013, repeatedly questioned the motives of federal officials in failing to pursue or detain Mr. Alharbi and repeatedly and falsely accused Mr. Alharbi of being a criminal who had funded the attacks that took place at the Boston Marathon. Those statements were made widely and publicly. The statements were false and did grave injury to the plaintiff.”
This is quite typical of Glenn Beck, of course. He turns no evidence whatsoever into a bizarre conspiracy theory, grandiosely declares that he can prove it and says “I don’t bluff.” But the whole thing was a bluff. He was talking out his ass the entire time and defaming an innocent man who was laying in a hospital room recovering from his injuries. I hope he loses huge, enough to bankrupt him.