Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday.
She claimed that the former Democratic presidential nominee “carelessly and recklessly attacked” her reputation.
The lawsuit filed in the US district court for the southern district of NewYork. The lawsuit seeks $50 million in damages. Gabbard didn’t comment about the lawsuit because she was on the campaign trail on Wednesday.
Brian Dunne, a partner at the laws firm, said in a statement: “Although Rep. Gabbard’s presidential campaign continues to gain momentum. She has seen her political and personal reputation smeared. Her candidacy intentionally damaged by Clinton’s malicious and demonstrably false remarks.”
Hillary Clinton’s team didn’t make any comment on the Lawsuit.
Clinton said in an interview with the podcast “Campaign HQ With David Plouffe” that an unnamed democratic presidential candidate was ‘the Russians favorite.’
Clinton didn’t mention the name of Gabbard but her spokesman Nick said that she had been referring to Gabbard.
Gabbard accused Clinton in a tweet of being the “queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”