The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, has been given the green light to sue Fox News for falsely reporting on Islamic neighborhoods in the French capital where non-Muslims purportedly fear to go.
RT reports: Hidalgo’s outrage came in response to Fox News incorrect reports of Paris “no go zones” governed by Sharia law, which non-Muslims are forbidden to enter and police avoid going to.
Paris mayor, who first mentioned the lawsuit back in January, has called out the Rupert Murdoch-owned broadcaster for “lies” and now sues Fox News for defamation.
Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the time, Hidalgo said: “When we’re insulted, and when we’ve had an image, then I think we’ll have to sue, I think we’ll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed.”
Fox News that has repeatedly apologized on air for the factual “regrettable errors” has said that Paris lawsuit against it is “antithetical to free speech.”
“The decision by the City of Paris to bring legal proceedings against a United States news organization is antithetical to free speech,” Dori Ann Hanswirth, a lawyer representing Fox News, told AP.