Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, March 28, 2024

When conservative icon Matt Schlapp announced Tuesday that the sexual battery and defamation lawsuit against him had been dropped, he and his allies were quick to note that the ordeal ended without him or the American Conservative Union"the right-wing organization he runs"paying his accuser a single dollar. But what Schlapp didn't disclose was that the Republican operative who sued him was, in fact, paid to drop the lawsuit, according to two people with knowledge of the payout. It was just that the money came from ACU's insurance company, these two people told The Daily Beast. Minutes before this article published, CNN ran a story also revealing that the lawsuit was dropped only after Schlapp's accuser was paid $480,000 from ACU's insurer"an amount one of the sources confirmed to The Daily Beast.)


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Hours after the news broke on Tuesday, these sources said, Huffman's counsel notified Schlapp's legal team that some of Schlapp's personal statements and social media posts celebrating the lawsuit's resolution appeared to be in breach of the agreement's non-disparagement clause. Those posts have since been taken down, including one where Schlapp, citing a Washington Examiner report on his personal Twitter account, wrote that he had been "cleared" of wrongdoing and that Huffman had "apologized."

The new allegations suggest that the legal battle"an increasingly contentious dispute that played out under intense media scrutiny for more than a year"might be heating back up almost as soon as it ended.


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Yeah, Matt, all gone. Other than reference to it in the first paragraph of pretty much every story in which your loathsome presence is noted from here on out. Whataguy!

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-03-28 06:43 AM | Reply

Republican Family Values on display yet again.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2024-03-28 11:48 AM | Reply

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