Stone Forced To Run Apology Ads In Papers As Part Of Defamation Settlement

on September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone — who faces scrutiny for his lack of credibility in the Russia probe — has been forced to run apology advertisements in national newspapers as part of a settlement agreement for making false statements on InfoWars, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

Stone was sued for $100 million for false claims about Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, who is known as a dissident of Beijing. Guo filed the lawsuit in March, after Stone suggested he was convicted of crimes in the U.S. and China and claimed Guo donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which is illegal for a foreign national, as the WSJ notes.

Stone will also have to retract his comments on social media. He won’t have to pay any damages if he complies.

Stone told the WSJ that he was “irresponsible” when he made the statements on the far-right conspiracy site.

“I am solely responsible for fulfilling the terms of the settlement,” he told the WSJ.

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