Turning Point USA issues cease and desist to ABC News over ‘defamatory statements’ on ‘The View’

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ABC News received a cease and desist letter from Turning Point USA after the Disney-owned allegedly smeared minors attending an event in Tampa, Florida.

Lawyers representing TPUSA demanded that co-hosts on the left-wing show “The View” retract the defamatory statements or face legal action.

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“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization,” the letter said.

“Sue the View” began trending on Twitter after outspoken leftist Whoopi Goldberg falsely claimed conservative group “Turning Point USA” allowed neo-Nazis into their event in Tampa, Florida.

Charlie Kirk, the group’s founder, said he’s speaking to lawyers who believe they have a strong defamation case against the liberal television show. Goldberg later attempted to offer a “clarification” that neo-Nazis really means “outside protesters,” which it doesn’t. Watch the clip below:

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The View co-host Sara Haines initially said, “I’ve got a legal note. The conservative group Turning Point USA has condemned the group of neo-Nazis and said they have nothing to do with the organization.”

“Yeah, but where was DeSantis is what I want to know?” Joy Behar responded.

Goldberg attacked TPUSA by saying, “But you let them in. You let them in and you knew what they were. So you are complicit.”

Goldberg later stated, “I want to make a quick clarification about the neo-Nazis at the Turning Point event: they were outside protesters.”

“My point was more metaphorical, that you embrace them at your thing, I felt. So I just — they were not in the building. … They were not in the building; they were in the mix of people at the thing,” she added.

Charlie Kirk’s response:

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TPUSA tweeted, “After a group of Antifa and left wing protesters showed up, predictably, to protest our event, they eventually dispersed, then minutes later these ‘nazis’ appeared. Who are these people? We have no idea, and ABC and other news media aren’t curious enough to find out.”

“TPUSA students confronted and argued with these individuals,” the organization continued. “Our security attempted to remove the ‘nazis’ but were unable to intervene because they were standing on the public sidewalk. TPUSA students ultimately left the scene, at which point these individuals dispersed.”

The neo-Nazis brandished anti-Semitic material and a sign emblazoned “DeSantis Country” in an apparent attempt to smear him by linking him to their rhetoric.

The organization released a statement declaring, “Turning Point USA 100% condemns those ideologies in the strongest of terms.” They pointed out that the individuals were located on public property, thus TPUSA’s security could not physically remove them, and that TPUSA students initially confronted the group but then left.

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