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
Clock Kid's Dad Sues Glenn Beck, Texas Mayor
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 media Wednesday, Sept. 16 and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that he had...   (Eyman Mohamed via AP)

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. (More Ahmed Mohamed stories.)

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