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June 20, 2022

Boebert Filing Defamation Suit

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is filing a defamation suit against American Muckrakers PAC, the political action committee (PAC) that published unsubstantiated allegations that she was an “unlicensed paid escort.”

Jonathan Anderson, Boebert’s lawyer, wrote a letter to David Wheeler, the president and co-founder of American Muckrakers PAC, informing him of the impending legal action.

“Muckrakers published these outlandish statements knowing they were fabricated but you likely operated under the inaccurate assumption that publishing false statements against a public figure would not create legal liability. This will be a costly miscalculation for Muckrakers, Wheeler and Muckrakers’ donors,” Anderson wrote.

Boebert called the allegations “completely baseless and disgusting.”

“For them to go after me in this manner is absolutely sexist and disgusting, and this is what people hate about politics. They hate the lies, and they hate the personal destruction,” she said.

“This is very damaging, and that is why I’m going after this guy personally and his group with the full force of the law,” Boebert said. “I am not holding back, and I want to make sure that this never happens to anyone else again.”

Wheeler acknowledged problems with the initial report but said he trusts his sources.

“Some of what we put out was sloppy,” Wheeler said, adding “that does not undermine the credibility or validity” of what his sources told him about Boebert.

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