Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan fails to win lawsuit against Alec Baldwin
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A lawsuit against Alec Baldwin filed by relatives of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan has been resolved in the actor's favor.
Baldwin's attorney, Luke Nikas, says the actor has not paid any of the $25 million the family of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum sought for chastising them on social media. Baldwin had sent the family $5,000 in 2021 but the next year called McCollum's sister an “insurrectionist" for attending former President Donald Trump's rally leading up to the 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection.
A federal judge in New York dismissed the lawsuit, saying Baldwin's comments were protected free speech. Attorneys for both sides declined to comment further on the case Thursday.
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