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    Slain Marine’s Family Plans to Refile Lawsuit Accusing Alec Baldwin of Defamation

    Slain Marine's Family Plans to Refile Lawsuit Accusing Alec Baldwin of Defamation

    NEW — A lawyer for the family of a Marine killed in said Thursday that a new version of a lawsuit accusing actor Alec Baldwin of unleashing his social media followers against them will soon be filed after a federal judge dismissed the original lawsuit but invited the family to rewrite it and submit it again.

    Attorney Dennis Postiglione, representing the sisters and widow of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, said he'll meet a Sept. 12 deadline set by the judge to renew allegations that Baldwin subjected family members to online threats and harassment after he posted and commented on a shared online by one of McCollum's sisters, Roice McCollum, who had been in during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection.

    Earlier this week, Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan dismissed the family's defamation lawsuit, which sought $25 million in damages, but he invited a refiling of the lawsuit to correct deficiencies and renew claims of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

    In tossing out the original lawsuit, Ramos made various conclusions in Baldwin's favor, including that his comments were protected by the First Amendment, that actual malice was not sufficiently alleged and that private messages, comments and social media posts did not support defamation claims.

    Postiglione said in an email that a rewritten lawsuit will be filed by the deadline that will address issues the judge raised.

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