A district judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Fox News contributor Dan Bongino against the Daily Beast.
Judge Jose E. Martinez granted the publication’s motion on Thursday to dismiss the Secret Service agent-turned-conservative commentator’s $15 million lawsuit.
The lawsuit, which was filed in December, stemmed from an article about Bongino published by the Daily Beast. The piece, titled “Dan Bongino Out at NRATV,” noted that he and NRATV did not come to a contract extension. According to the Fox News contributor, the piece suggested that his “unfitness to perform the duties” led to the separation, which he claimed was defamatory.