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Parents of Seth Rich reach undisclosed settlement with Fox News, lawsuit charged cable newser with exploiting 27 year old DNC staffer’s death | Boing Boing

Fox News and the parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich validate they have reached a settlement today.The parents of 27-year-old Seth Rich said in their lawsuit against Fox News that the cable news company exploited their boy’s death.
From the Associated Press:

Rich was shot and murdered in 2016 in Washington, D.C., in what authorities described as a botched robbery attempt. His parents, Joel and Mary Rich, had objected to a Fox article and commentary falsely suggesting their boy had leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks over the course of the presidential campaign.
Internet theories that Rich had been assassinated for leaking emails were contradicted by U.S. intelligence reports.
A lower court had thrown out the lawsuit, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan last year reinstated it. The court said that the family had plausibly alleged what amounted to a campaign of sentimental torture.

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