In August of 2021, we lost 13 brave men and women in Joe Biden’s disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. They were blown up by terrorists while guarding the airport in the capital of Kabul.
One of those killed was US Marine Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum. His death was devastating to the nation and his family, including his young wife, Jiennah, and their small baby who had just been born.
One of those who decided to help out was Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, who sent a check for $5,000 to help out.
Later, however, he got in a fight, falsely accusing Rylee’s sister, Roice, of being an “insurrectionist” on January 6.
The McCollums sued Baldwin and had it dismissed. Now, they’re suing again, this time on an even bigger level.
What’s the Lawsuit About Exactly?
The lawsuit says the McCollums were subjected to targeted, vicious abuse and death threats online after Baldwin falsely accused Roice of being a January 6 insurrectionist and posted her photo with that accusation.
Rylee was only 20 years old at the time he was killed. He’s an American hero we will never forget. Baldwin giving his family a bit of help is appreciated, even if he is a liberal Hollywood type.
The problem is in January 2022 after already having given the money the year before, Baldwin got angry at a photo Roice posted on January 6, 2021 of a young woman protesting.
Baldwin accused her of being an “insurrectionist” and said he wouldn’t have given the money to the McCollum family if he’d known they were mixed up in that sort of thing.
The photo wasn’t even of Roice, but she let him know she supports the right to protest. In response, Baldwin accused her of supporting murder and “destruction” of government property, posting her photo online for his over two million followers to harass.
Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan file second lawsuit against Alec Baldwin
Roice McCollum posted this photo in Jan. 2022 that Baldwin allegedly responded to. The woman in the photo is not Roice McCollum. pic.twitter.com/zUUPo8kU2v
— Murat SONGÜN (@Sky_3800) August 31, 2022
The ‘Nightmare’ Begins
The McCollum family says after Baldwin got paranoid and angry at Roice and posted her online to harass, the “nightmare” started for them.
They received an enormous amount of death threats, vile racist accusations of being “white supremacists,” and people calling them “Nazis” and scum.
Roice apparently did take part in January 6 protests, but was not involved in any violence or destruction of property like Baldwin accused. She also mentioned to him she’d already met with the FBI and been found innocent of any wrongdoing on that day.
The lawsuit seeks $25 million in damages and is filed by Roice, as well as Rylee’s other sister Cheyenne and widow Jiennah.
Jan 6th protestor & free speech advocate Roice McCollum sues Alec Baldwin for using the 1st Amendment to call her an “insurrectionist”
Q. Will plaintiffs soon have more firsthand knowledge of Rule 11(b) sanctions than the 1st Amendment?
— matthew belcher (@matthewbelcher) August 29, 2022
Will This Suit Stick?
The first time the McCollums tried to sue, the lawsuit got dismissed because Roice and Cheyenne live in Wyoming and Jiennah is a California resident. They have no jurisdiction over Baldwin, who’s a New York resident, according to the judge.
This time, however, it will be a trial by jury for defamation and targeted harassment. Let’s keep our eyes on this one and see how it turns out.
This article appeared in Mainstpress and has been published here with permission.