Donald Trump Is Being Sued for Inciting a Virtual Mob

Source: AP
Source: AP

Donald Trump, no stranger to starting litigation, now finds himself on the other end of a lawsuit.

The billionaire and Republican presidential frontrunner is facing a $4 million lawsuit from television commentator and GOP consultant Cheri Jacobus who says Trump incited a "virtual mob" against her with his attacks on social media and elsewhere after she said on television he was a bad debater. 

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"The attacks by Trump's followers were laced with sexual degradation and pornographic vulgarity," her lawsuit alleges, according to Bloomberg. Some images sent by Trump followers, it said, even showed Jacobus "as an appropriate victim for rape and sexual assault."

According to Jacobus, her media appearances also began to whither after Trump targeted her on Twitter.

Trump has claimed that Jacobus "begged" him for a job and only began attacking him on television after she was refused. Jacobus, meanwhile, insists that Trump courted her but that she turned down any potential offer because of the behavior of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. 

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