(TargetLiberty.org) – On Wednesday Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California federal court where he accused former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne of having published a false statement where he claimed to have sought a bribe from Iran.
In the lawsuit, it is alleged that in June Byrne had falsely claimed that Hunter Biden had been contacted by the Iranian government and had offered that his father could “unfreeze” the $9 billion in Iranian funds if they provided a bribe for $800 million. The suit also alleges that the claims were “nonsense” and that these accusations were not backed by evidence and were “reckless.” He added that it was “despicable” and that the statement constitutes “defamation.”
Byrne had previously been called to retract these statements as Biden has insisted that they are false, however, Byrne has “doubled down” and has refused to retract his comments. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Byrne has argued that Hunter Biden’s lawyers were “out of his mind.”
The suit states that Byrne’s social media post about the alleged bribe had been seen by over 100,000 people and it is also alleged that Byrne had reposted this statement on Oct. 8, only one day after the surprise attack against Israel.
In the complaint, it is noted that the report was meant to allege that there was a criminal or corrupt action that connected him to the Hamas terrorist attack. The report had also come only one day after the announcement that Hunter Biden and James Biden were being subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee in connection to the impeachment inquiry against President Biden.
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