U.S. judge dismisses lawsuits against former Hawaii journalist

Updated: Aug. 2, 2018 at 6:15 PM HST
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UNITED STATES (HawaiiNewsNow) - A United States District Court judge dismissed both lawsuits filed against a former Hawaii journalist on Thursday.

Malia Zimmerman was accused of making up quotes in a story that ran on Fox News suggesting that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich murdered for leaking political emails.

The lawsuits claimed that Zimmerman knowingly fabricated the story in order to push a false conspiracy theory that was favorable to President Donald Trump.

Her story was later retracted.

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