Judge Orders Dan Bongino to Pay The Daily Beast Attorneys’ Fees for Filing Defamation Lawsuit ‘Without Merit’

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A federal judge in Florida ordered right-wing political commentator Dan Bongino to pay The Daily Beast more than $30,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from a defamation lawsuit he filed against the news organization that was previously dismissed as being “without merit.”

In Dec. 2019, Bongino filed a lawsuit in South Florida’s U.S. District Court claiming The Daily Beast had “smear[ed]” his reputation and harmed his business by publishing an article titled “Dan Bongino Out at NRATV – BONGI-NO-MORE” in December 2018. He specifically alleged that the statement, “the National Rifle association’s media arm has dropped pro-Trump firebrand Don Bongino from its lineup of conservative commentators,” was false. After the article was published, both Bongino and NRATV
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