'Clock Boy' Defamation Suit Continues to Crumble As Glenn Beck Dismissed From Case

Chris Menahan
Jan. 12, 2017

Master scientist Ahmed Mohamed may be the world's foremost expert on building clocks, but it doesn't appear he can build a solid defamation case.

From The Dallas Morning News:
Glenn Beck, his television network and a conservative think tank have been dismissed from a defamation lawsuit filed by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving teen who became famous when he was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne remains a defendant, but she has challenged the suit.

District Judge Maricela Moore on Monday tossed the claims against Beck and his network TheBlaze, plus those against the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Security Policy and executive vice president Jim Hanson.

Another judge also dismissed the local Fox News affiliate and political commentator Ben Ferguson from the suit in December. He ordered that the Mohameds pay them more than $82,000 in legal fees, records show.
The Mohameds seek up to $100,000 in damages, along with "nonmonetary relief." The family moved to Qatar in 2015 after the arrest. No charges were filed.

Mohamed Mohamed filed the defamation complaint in September, a year after police escorted his son out of MacArthur High School and accused him of making a hoax bomb. Mohamed argued that comments made by the mayor and media personalities led the public to think that members of his family were terrorists who plotted the episode.
Nice to see another media hoax go down in flames.

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