The lawsuit points to Reid's retweets, tweets, Facebook, and Instagram posts as evidence of defamation.
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.”