January 6 participant sues Fox for defamation

Ray Epps, a former Arizona businessman, is suing Fox News for spreading lies that he was at the January 6 insurrection as a covert FBI agent to foment the attack on Congress. Epps says he was at the Capitol that day because of Fox’s claim of fraud in the 2020 presidential election. A check of the facts shows that Epps has a strong case. (Poynter, July 18, 2023, by Jeff Cercone)

Epp’s lawsuit notes that Fox host Tucker Carlson in over two dozen segments spread lies about Epps’ work as an undercover FBI agent that ruined his reputation and business and caused him to move to Utah. (NBC News, July 12, 2023, by Zoe Richards and Daniel Barnes)

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