You may remember Ahmed ‘Clock Boy’ Mohamed who brought a supposedly home made clock to his Texas school which many people thought was an explosive device.
After his 15 minutes of fame were up, he and his father filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination. A judge has now tossed it out.
PJ Media reports:
‘Clock Boy’ Loses in Court, Father’s Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed
A district court judge in Texas has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed on his own behalf and on behalf of his 15-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed. They had sued Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the mayor of Irving — among others — for defamation in September of 2016.
A year earlier, Ahmed, then a 14-year-old freshman at an Irving, Texas, high school, was arrested, briefly detained by police, and suspended for three days after bringing to school a “cool clock” that looked like a briefcase bomb. Ahmed claimed to have “invented” the easily assembled clock, and that he had brought it to school to show it to his shop teacher.
The incident led many to question the Mohamed family’s motives. Newly appointed District Court Judge Maricela Moore dismissed the lawsuit following a nearly three-hour hearing on Monday, according to the American Freedom Law Center:…
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Lots of people have suggested that the whole incident with the clock was just a precursor to the lawsuit which was the goal all along.