US Court Dismisses Kennedy Agyapong’s Defamation Suit Against Kevin Taylor

US Court Dismisses Kennedy Agyapong’s Defamation Suit Against Kevin Taylor

  • A court in the US has dismissed a suit filed by Kennedy Agyapong against popular media practitioner, Kevin Taylor
  • The court said Mr Agyapong failed to prove in his suit that the comments by Mr Taylor were indeed defamatory
  • Mr Agyapong was, among other things, demanding $9.5 million in damages from Kevin Taylor and his Loud Silence Media

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A defamation suit filed in the United States by Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong against US-based Ghanaian media practitioner, Kevin Taylor, has been dismissed.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia said a detailed ruling sighted by YEN.com.gh that the Assin Central MP has no basis for demanding damages against the alleged defamation comments by Mr Taylor.

The US court presided over by Honourable Liam O’Grady said Ken Agyapong failed to prove that the comments made by Mr Taylor were defamatory.

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Ken Agyapong and Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor (L) and Ken Agyapong. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

On these bases, his case was dismissed.

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The ruling, according to reports, was given on March 21, 2022.

Mr Agyapong has 60 days to appeal the ruling if he so wishes.

The suit against Ken Taylor

In November last year, the Ghanaian lawmaker filed the defamation suit in the US court, demanding $9.5 million in damages awarded against Mr Taylor.

He said his suit had been influenced by repeated publication by Kevin Taylor and his Loud Silence Media of defamatory comments via numerous social media platforms including Facebook and YouTube.

Mr Agyapong alleged that Kevin Taylor and his organisation had repeatedly described him as a drug kingpin, a murderer, a thief and a fraudster.

The seven reliefs he sought from the court included an injunction prohibiting Mr Taylor and his organisation from posting on any media.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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