The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a defamation lawsuit late last week that names eight defendants including Glenn Beck and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested at his high school in Irving last September and charged with having a "hoax bomb." He says he brought the homemade digital clock to school to show his teacher.
Irving police later dropped the charge, but he was still suspended for three days. Mohamed never returned to the school; his family opted to have him take classes elsewhere.
The 21-page lawsuit claims defamation and demands an apology and retraction for statements made during coverage of the story.
The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox Television Stations, LLC, Ben Ferguson, Ben Shapiro and Beth Van Duyne are named in the suit filed in Dallas County court.