Denver judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against 9NEWS anchor Kyle Clark following Jan. 6 attack

The Colorado Sun: A judge threw out a Colorado man’s defamation claim against a 9News anchor Monday finding that there was no evidence that the journalist included false information in his broadcast or that he acted “with actual malice,” according to his ruling. 

The lawsuit, which was filed in Denver District Court, was dismissed after the judge ruled that Chad Burmeister, a self-described CEO from Littleton, was not likely to produce “clear and convincing” evidence showing that 9News anchor Kyle Clark produced his segment about Burmeister’s involvement in the Jan. 6 riot with malice or that he was aware any of the information used in the segment and accompanying article was false.

Burmeister accused Clark and his employer, Tegna Inc., of misrepresenting the fact that he “claimed to storm” the Capitol, that he was “boasting” or “bragging” about what happened on Jan. 6 and that his Facebook page was “full of QAnon conspiracies.”

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