"Plaintiff cannot seek to establish actual malice by challenging statements that defendants did not publish," the judge ruled.
The accusation was made by an unnamed source, a friend of the flight attendant, in the Business Insider story, but Carlson said the allegation fulfilled the outlet's criteria...
"Despite objections from the moderator, Dave Portnoy got out his entire question before his mic was muted."
Portnoy says publishing the personal messages and filing the lawsuit are "the only way I can prove I'm telling the truth and they are lying."
The network will be using rotating anchors in the interim to fill Maddow's chair on her show.
"Dave Portnoy is the most honest forthright person I have ever met."
"The Barstool founder has tried poking holes in the reporting process over the past week and has his sights set on bringing down Business Insider CEO...
“If you wrong me I will burn you to the ground."
"The media personality hosts the Kirk Minihane Show podcast on Barstool's podcast network and previously worked at WEEI with Gerry Callahan on morning drive."
"I’ve never done anything weird with a girl, ever. Never anything remotely nonconsensual," Portnoy said.