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FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., will sue the Democratic Political Action Committee (PAC) for claiming, without evidence, that she was an “unlicensed paid escort,” Fox News Digital has learned.
Boebert’s attorney sends letter to PAC of US Muckrakers regarding claims she was an ‘unlicensed paid escort’ who had ‘two abortions’, pledging to file ‘civil libel’ lawsuits against PAC .
“Partisan organizations publishing blatantly false and disgusting accusations will not stop me from advancing freedom and conservative values,” Boebert told Fox News Digital in a statement Wednesday. “The despicable behavior of this group shows why people are fed up with politics. I’m not going to sit idly by and pretend that this is normal behavior.”
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“This political committee, funded by far-left Democratic donors and headed by two left-leaning political operatives, released pages of false claims knowing they were completely fabricated,” she continued. “The law on this type of defamation is clear and this conduct will be subject to civil and criminal penalties. Attached is a letter from my attorney outlining our response to these lies.”
In the letter, which was obtained exclusively by Fox News Digital, Boebert’s attorney, Jonathan Anderson, wrote that the PAC had released “a series of false and defamatory statements” about the congresswoman in Tuesday’s statement and pointed out that while “Muckrakers presented itself as a ‘watchdog group’, the truth is that Muckrakers is a political committee that exclusively opposes conservative candidates, is funded by established Democratic donor sources, and is run by Democratic political operatives.”
“We have compelling evidence that each of these statements is patently false. You knew that though,” Anderson wrote. “The muckrakers released these outlandish statements knowing they were fabricated, but you likely acted under the incorrect assumption that releasing false statements against a public figure would not create legal liability.”
“This will be a costly miscalculation for the donors of Muckrakers, Wheeler and Muckrakers,” the attorney added.
Anderson noted that proving a defamation case against a public figure has a “heightened standard of proof” and said “what is legally and financially disastrous for Muckrakers is the fact that we also have evidence, including text communications and Muckrakers internal electronics, which demonstrates that Muckrakers did in fact release statements knowing that those statements were untrue.”
“In addition to the civil libel suits that will be filed, the Muckrakers’ actions are criminally liable. Colorado law expressly prohibits the circulation of false information ‘knowingly or recklessly’ intended to influence an election,” Anderson wrote. “In addition, Wheeler also sent letters to the State of Utah and the State of Colorado requesting an investigation. Wheeler’s letters contain multiple knowingly false statements.”
The press release accuses Boebert of working as an ‘unlicensed escort’ for the Sugar Daddy website and that she met Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, when she was hired by a ‘Koch family member’ in Aspen, Colorado. The statement also claimed the MP had two abortions and said the allegations came from an unnamed source.
Additionally, the release included heavily redacted text messages where the PAC staffer appeared to be directing the stranger on the other end to suggest that Boebert was blackmailing Cruz for political support as well as photos of a woman that the PAC claimed to be Boebert on his Sugar Daddy website. page.
The text messages also claimed that Boebert and her husband had a “Meth drug problem” and that the congresswoman was “undressing at the time”.
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None of these claims have been backed up by hard evidence.
In fact, the woman in the photos cited by the PAC was identified last year as Melissa Carone, a woman who made unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election that were cited by the former attorney for Trump Rudy Giuliani.
Also, it looks like the PAC removed one of the photos they were trying to say was Boebert from their press release cut and pasted on their website – but the currently active link on the website to the version as well its archived version still have the photo.
Liberals were quick to jump on the seedy allegations, which spread like wildfire on social media.
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David Wheeler, the president of the American Muckrakers PAC, said in response to questions from Fox News Digital about allegations that “the only person who can answer all of these questions is Lauren Boebert” and that they “support” their source.
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