Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver


A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show.

On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver of hosting a “false and malicious broadcast” and of carrying out a “meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation” of Bob Murray, the Ohio company’s chief executive.

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Oliver’s show also skewered President Trump’s pro-coal platform and promises to revive the long-suffering industry. The Trump administration has made a big spectacle in recent months of championing coal while sidelining efforts to address climate change. Read more…

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