Remember “Clock Boy,” that kid who parlayed a class project “clock” that was mistaken for a bomb into a White House visit and about 15 minutes more fame than the incident should have warranted? Turns out, Ahmed Mohammed is in the news again, except this time it’s for a hefty court-whipping at the hands of none other than conservative Daily Wire Editor-In-Chief Ben Shapiro.
After Shapiro appeared on The Kelly File in 2015 to question Ahmed’s story and the motives around the oddly bomb-like clock he brought to school that day, “Clock Boy’s” father, Mohammed Mohammed, filed suit for defamation in October 2015. When Ahmed was detained by police and suspended for bringing the “clock” to school, his parents, who have ties to terrorist-sponsoring foreign regimes, promptly accused the school of racial profiling and Islamophobia.
In a major victory for free speech, on Thursday afternoon the lawsuit against the Daily Wife Editor-in-Chief was dismissed by a Texas judge. Shapiro posted the ruling on his Twitter feed:
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 2, 2017
Shapiro’s attorney Kurt Schlichter of Schlichter & Shonack LLP in Los Angeles told Townhall:
“Ben Shapiro has always been a steadfast advocate of the First Amendment and there was never any doubt he was going to stand up for his right to speak freely. I’m very grateful that the state of Texas takes the First Amendment seriously, I only wish my own state of California would do the same, especially after the fiasco at Berkeley yesterday.”
Oh, but there’s more! Shapiro will be entitled to court costs, attorneys fees, and other expenses from Mohammed, all of which must be paid within 14 days.
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