As Twitchy reported, the family of Ahmed Mohamed, the teen who dazzled Barack Obama with his “cool clock,” last fall filed a lawsuit demanding apologies and on-air retractions from a list of pundits and politicians including Fox News, Glenn Beck and The Blaze, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne.
Things did not go well for the plaintiffs at a hearing in January, and Shapiro lowered the boom Thursday by posting a court order dismissing the suit against him.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 2, 2017
Ben Shapiro Crushes Clock Boy in Court https://t.co/kQByzjs0m4
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 2, 2017
The Texas Citizens Participation Act is an anti-SLAPP statute meant to discourage frivolous lawsuits intended only to silence the defendant. Therefore, Shapiro is entitled to be reimbursed for attorneys fees, court costs, and other expenses.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) February 2, 2017
@benshapiro Cool thrown out lawsuit, Ahmed…
— Money Monkey (@RealMoneyMonkey) February 2, 2017
@benshapiro "Plaintiffs shall take nothing from Shapiro" OWNED
— Tim (@tyesin) February 2, 2017
@benshapiro Cleaned his clock, so to speak.
— Downtown Indy (@SSJIndy) February 2, 2017