Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is being sued by a Saudi Arabian student who Beck repeatedly accused of being affiliated with the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Abdulrahman Alharbi’s allegations “easily permit an inference” that Beck, his company The Blaze Inc, and a distributor of his radio show were negligent toward him over Beck’s comments.
The lawsuit claims that Beck made repeated false statements about Alharbi on his radio show, including that he helped fund the bombing, even after the probe was dropped.
Alharbi, 21, had been a spectator near the marathon’s finish line on April 15, 2013, and suffered minor injuries when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs went off in the crowd.
He was later mentioned in news reports as federal authorities briefly investigated him, but quickly concluded he had no involvement.