OAN Forced to Pay MSNBC $250,000 After Losing Appeal in Defamation Suit Against Rachel Maddow

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One American News (OAN) has faced another loss in their legal battle against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. 

On Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous court ruling that determined Maddow’s statements regarding the far-right, pro-Donald Trump network were not actionable.

OAN, owned by Herring Networks, first sued Maddow for $10 million in 2019 after the anchor labeled the network as “paid Russian propaganda.”

The suit slammed her comment as “malicious and utterly false,” despite the fact that they were based on a Daily Beast report that noted OAN employs reporter Kristian Rouz, who also worked for Kremlin-owned media outlet Sputnik.

“We literally learned today that that outlet the President is promoting shares staff with
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