CNN Apologizes When Wikileaks Threatens Defamation Lawsuit After Commentator Calls Founder A “Pedophile”

CNN

CNN has apologized for a segment on New Day this morning in which a commentator described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as a “pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”

Apology came after Wikileaks tweeted a threat to sue CNN for defamation over the segment, unless, within 48 hours, it air a one-hour “expose of the plot.”

All this, the morning after Fox News Channel aired Sean Hannity’s interview with Assange about Wikileaks’ release of hacked DNC emails.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2017/01/cnn-apology-wikileaks-julian-assange-defamation-lawsuit-1201878671/