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Talib Kweli Files A Six Figure Lawsuit Against Jezebel For Emotional Distress

By Daryl Nelson
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In 2020 the site Jezebel published a story titled, "Talib Kweli’s Harassment Campaign Shows How Unprotected Black Women Are Online and Off.”

Kweli was suspended from Twitter for repeated rules violations after getting into an argument about colorism with a woman named Maya Moody, which was covered in the Jezebel piece.

According to the Black Star member, the site caused him emotional distress and he lost jobs because of how he was portrayed in the article. So he's suing the site for $300,000.

“On August 4, 2020, the article that G/O Media published for Jezebel downplayed Kweli’s facts,” it says in the suit. “Instead, the magazine sided with Maya Moody and her opinions and turned it into an article slandering Talib Kweli. With over 30 paragraphs directed towards Talib Kweli, the publication used the name ‘Talib Kweli’ 100 times. The magazine took advantage of Talib and used him as a guinea pig to clarify how black men treat black women; meanwhile, the plaintiff never harassed anyone; he was defending himself and his family.”

Do you think Kweli will win and get a $300,000 payday?

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