Awww poor Joy. How does Karma taste there
MSNBC’s Joy Reid is potentially in some legal doo doo after falling for a viral photo of a woman she thought was hurling racial slurs at a teen. Now the cable news host is being sued for defamation.
Reid apologized on Twitter for her mistake, but the woman is seeing dollar signs for the pain and suffering — economic and otherwise — she says she endured at the hands of the host who she says used her position to slime her.
According to TheWrap, Roslyn La Liberte filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the Eastern District Court of New York. MSNBC is not named and had no comment on the matter. Reid’s lawyer, John Reichman, did not immediately return an email request for comment.
“Defendant Joy Reid is a nationally known political commentator and reporter for MSNBC and has been described as the network’s ‘new star,’” the suit states. “She is the host of ‘AM Joy,’ a show that is reportedly broadcast to more than a million viewers on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. She is also the host of the ‘AM Joy Podcast.’ She is extremely popular on social media – at the time these events occurred she had some 1.24 million Twitter followers, 96,600 Instagram followers, and 206,400 Facebook followers.”
“Reid used her substantial social media presence, fame, and reputation as a hard- hitting journalist to publish to her many followers that Plaintiff Roslyn La Liberte screamed abhorrent racial slurs at a 14- year-old boy.”
So here’s what went down.
A video of a woman in a MAGA hat was seen shouting at a teenage boy at a City Council meeting in Simi Valley, Calif. in June. After the photograph went viral, Reid went off on La Liberte for shouting racial slurs — specifically “dirty Mexican” — at the 14-year-old when she had done nothing of the kind.
But the boy, Jose Luevanos, said the exchange had been “civil.” The woman and the boy even embraced each other.
Reid formally apologized to La Liberte on Twitter in July. “It appears I got this wrong,” Reid wrote. “My apologies to Mrs. La Liberte and Joseph.”
Lying to smear people is not funny, how a hack like Reid still has a job is beyond me. She uses the race card at every turn, as do her guests. She routinely attacks Conservatives with that race card, so this serves her right