Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) have filed a defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post for a staggering $3.78 billion.
TMTG, the parent company to former President Trump’s Truth Social, accused the Post of running a "years-long crusade" against the company.
"WaPo has been on a years-long crusade against TMTG characterized by the concealment of relevant information in its possession—a bitterly ironic truth for a publication whose motto is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness,’" the court filing said.
The suit, filed late Saturday in Sarasota Country, Florida, accused the Post of creating an "existential threat for TMTG, causing enormous loss." The lawsuit put a spotlight on Will Wilkerson, who was one of TMTG’s first employees but claimed the company violated security laws in an Oct. 2022 Post report. The same report also suggested Trump pressured executives to hand over shares to his wife, and featured internal documents that Wilkerson shared with the paper.