MSNBC Host Joy Reid Sued by Trump Supporter Over Claims She Hurled Racial Slurs at Teenager

Joy Reid
Joy Reid

Joy Reid is being sued for defamation by a Donald Trump supporter who claims the MSNBC host falsely accused her of hurling racial slurs at a teenager in a photo that went viral earlier this year.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Roslyn La Liberte claims Reid used “her substantial social media presence, fame, and reputation as a hard-hitting journalist” to publish to her followers that La Liberte “screamed abhorrent racial slurs” at a 14-year-old boy.

La Liberte claims the viral photo – which showed her in a MAGA hat appearing to a scream at the boy — was completely misinterpreted and the two actually had a “civil” interaction which ended with them hugging.

The teenager gave an interview with local news after the incident, saying that La Liberte “was still trying to keep it civil, which I appreciate.”

the Blast

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