Failed congressional candidate Kim Klacik is suing conservative pundit Candace Owens. Klacik is asking for $20 million in damages and alleging defamation.
Klacik Lawsuit Details
Klacik is suing over Owens’ Instagram video from June 2021 where she claimed Klacik committed campaign fraud, money laundering, and used illegal drugs. Owens also reportedly accused Klacik of being the “madame” of a strip club in Baltimore, Maryland.
Klacik Files Lawsuit In Baltimore County Vs Candace Owens. “The lawsuit, filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court, alleges Klacik lost a book deal, had politicians cancel fundraising appearances with her and lost a contract with a “nationally recognized vendor,” after Owens posted the video June 22.” [Baltimore Sun]
Owens, Klacik Backgrounds
Klacik Lost 2020 Election Campaign Vs. Rep. Kweisi Mfume. “With the help of attention-grabbing political ads, Klacik raised more than $6.5 million in just three months, she earned Trump’s endorsement and she even ended up speaking at the Republican National Convention. But despite the fundraising, it wasn’t enough to help her win the seat on Election Day.” [CBS Baltimore]
Before Becoming Conservative, Owens Ran Site That Bashed Trump. “Yet Owens, suddenly a new face of the American right, was less than two years ago the CEO of an online publication that frequently mocked then-candidate Trump, including conducting a mock “investigation” into his penis size. ” [Buzzfeed]
Owens Praised Adolph Hitler. “Pro-Trump activist Candace Owens told the audience at the closed-door London launch of conservative organization Turning Point that it would have been “fine” if Adolf Hitler “just wanted to make Germany great” and that the problem with the Nazi dictator was that “he had dreams outside Germany.”” [Buzzfeed]