Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist and former associate of Roger Stone, sued Stone for defamation, threats and, among several other things, attempts to give Corsi “heart attacks and strokes.”
According to the lawsuit filed Thursday evening in Washington federal court, Corsi is seeking upwards of $25 million in damages from Stone, who was just arrested last month in a pre-dawn FBI raid and indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for obstructing an official proceeding, making false statements and witness tampering.
Corsi claims that Stone has been attempting to “intimidate and threaten” him publicly ever since Stone concluded that he would be indicted by Mueller. In the suit he argues that Stone sees himself as a “Mafia” type character and suggests that’s why the alleged threats should be taken seriously.
The plaintiff also believes that Stone wants to inflict bad health on him so he is unable to testify against Stone.
“Corsi is 72 years old,” the complaint reads Defendant Stone’s intentional infliction of emotion distress and coercion and threats are intended to try even cause Plaintiff Corsi to have heart attacks and strokes, in order that Plaintiff will be unable to testify at Stone’s criminal trial.”
Corsi’s suit is the latest development in a peculiar criminal case involving Stone, Corsi, WikiLeaks and President Trump’s 2016 campaign. Corsi, who has not been indicted by Mueller, was allegedly working as an intercessor between Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the campaign when WikiLeaks released hacked DNC emails and damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Stone has maintained he’s innocent throughout the investigation and after his arrest.
Read the lawsuit below: