Epps is claiming that Tucker Carlson mischaracterized and defamed him by inquiring into the highly suspect nature of Epps’ role in the January 6th riots.
Footage of Epps calling for protestors to storm the Capitol was widespread and shot from multiple angles.
🔸️Ray Epps is suing FOX News for defamation because of Tucker Carlson's reporting according reports.
🔸️Here is a reminder of who Ray Epps actually is.👇 pic.twitter.com/x07OOs63Tb
— The Constitutional Conservative (@TheCCShowcast) July 10, 2023
🚨 Since MSM ignores videos of Ray Epps rounding people up to go in the Capitol on J6, I guess we better show it AGAIN, AGAIN, & AGAIN, until the WHOLE world sees the truth. We’re the news now! NEVER been arrested.. so who paid Ray Epps?!🤨
Sound Up 🔊🔥
— 🔥🇺🇸 KC 🇺🇸🔥 (@KCPayTreeIt) July 10, 2023
Newly leaked video appears to show Ray Epps orchestrating a breach at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. pic.twitter.com/5UH2RTNHxM
— Becker Clips (@NewsBecker) January 25, 2023
The New York Times reports:
Lawyers representing Mr. Epps and his wife are proceeding with plans to sue Fox News for defamation.
“We informed Fox in March that if they did not issue a formal on-air apology that we would pursue all available avenues to protect the Eppses’ rights,” said Michael Teter, a lawyer for Mr. Epps who sent the network a cease-and-desist letter asking for an on-air apology and a retraction.
After Mr. Teter did not hear from Fox about his request, he began to prepare the suit. “That remains our intent.”
Mr. Epps declined to comment on his potential suit. A Fox News spokeswoman declined to comment.
Epps was a common topic of Tucker Carlson’s famous monologues on Fox News. Carlson had this to say about Epps:
“Epps testified that when he sent the text messages to his nephew, he had already left the Capitol grounds to return to his hotel room. That is not true. The surveillance footage we found shows that, in fact, Ray Epps remained at the capitol for at least another half an hour.”
“Democrats had access to the same tape, yet they defended Epps. No honest investigation would do that.”
Ray Epps Lied in His Sworn Testimony to the January 6 Committee, and Surveillance Footage Proves It
"Epps testified that when he sent the text messages to his nephew, he had already left the Capitol grounds to return to his hotel room. That is not true. The surveillance footage… pic.twitter.com/IruGW4MHBq
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) March 7, 2023
The National Pulse adds:
Carlson ran a number of segments on Tucker Carlson Tonight, which sought to highlight many of the inconsistencies around Ray Epps, such as the fact he was not arrested after video footage showed him shouting “we need to go into the Capitol” as well as boasting via text that he “orchestrated” the US Capitol riots.