Clock Kid's Dad Sues Glenn Beck, Texas Mayor

He's alleging defamation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 27, 2016 3:03 PM CDT
In this Sept. 14, 2015 photo provided by Eyman Mohamed, her brother Ahmed Mohamed stands in handcuffs at Irving police department in Irving, Texas. The 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social...   (Eyman Mohamed via AP)

(Newser) – The father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school has sued conservative commentator Glenn Beck and a Texas mayor alleging they falsely portrayed the family as terrorists, the AP reports. Mohamed Mohamed filed the defamation lawsuit Sept. 21 in Dallas on behalf of himself and his 14-year-old son, Ahmed, who became known as "Clock Kid." Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne is among those named in the lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks a retraction, a jury trial, and unspecified damages related to comments following the teen's September 2015 arrest at an Irving school. A charge of having a hoax bomb was later dropped. The lawsuit describes the Mohamed family as "peaceful Muslims" falsely accused of being terrorists.

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