Trump-Kushner might sue The Lincoln Project for ‘defamatory’ ads

The Trump-Kushner family has not publicly responded to ads

The First Daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, said they may sue an anti-Donald Trump Republican coalition.

The Lincoln Project is in hot water with the Trump-Kusher family after the group’s anti-Trump billboards in Times Square.

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The Trump-Kusher family sent a letter to the Lincoln Project, with their Attorney, Marc Kasowitz, warning that the ads are “false, malicious and defamatory” — as well as “outrageous and shameful libel.”

The advertisements show a smiling Ivanka next to the number of American deaths due to COVID-19, subtly implying that the Trump-Kushner is not concerned what is happening in the U.S., Huffington Post reported.

The ads also attributed an anonymous quote from Kushner in a September Vanity Fair article. Kushner was critical of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not doing enough to work with the White House to secure protective gear against the coronavirus, saying, “His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem.”

Portions of the letter written by Kasowitz stated the following: “Ms. Trump smiling and gesturing toward a death count of Americans” and “attribute to Mr. Kushner the statement” that New York residents will “suffer and that’s their problem.”

The Trump-Kushner family has not publicly responded to ads, but the Lincoln Project said the letter was “nuts,” further saying that “their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Ivanka and Jared. It is unsurprising that an administration that has never had any regard or understanding of our Constitution would try to trample on our First Amendment rights, but we fully intend on making this civics lesson as painful as possible.”

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As theGrio previously reported, cases of COVID-19 in New York City area is on the rise, but the Lincoln Project is adamant that a Billboard in Times Square, “ the crossroads of the world,” is the perfect location to remind voters and the American people of the Trump adminstration’s “lack of empathy.”

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Families sue Pennsylvania nursing home in wake of 73 COVID deaths

The families said staff failed to take proper measures to stem the outbreak.

The families of some of the 73 residents residents who have died from COVID-19 while living at a Pennsylvania nursing home have filed a lawsuit against the facility, accusing it of recklessly handling the virus outbreak.

The families of 10 deceased residents teamed up with the families of five current residents at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in a lawsuit against the nursing home, saying staff failed to take proper measures to stem the outbreak.

“They show clear evidence of poor infection control, poor training, poor supervision, transparency problems, cross-contamination, lack of supplies — it goes on and on,” Bob Daley, one of the attorneys representing the families, said Thursday. “What happened at Brighton was nothing short of a tragedy. … Brighton as an entity systematically failed its residents.”

The lawsuit names Brighton Rehab’s owners and its medical director and accuses leaders of “managerial and operational negligence, carelessness, recklessness and willful and wanton conduct,” according to the complaint. The suit seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.

PHOTO: Rob Peirce speaks during a news conference about a lawsuit filed against Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for its response to the Covid-19 outbreaks in the facility in Beaver, Pa., Oct. 21, 2020.

Rob Peirce speaks while surrounded by other lawyers involved and family members of residents during a news conference about a lawsuit filed against Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for its response to the Covid-19 outbreaks in the facility in Beaver, Pa., Oct. 21, 2020.

Brighton allegedly failed to separate infected residents from the general population, allowed infected workers to continue working and shared misinformation about the outbreak to family members and health officials, according to the suit.

Lawyers for the residents also claimed Brighton was severely understaffed during the pandemic, which forced workers to “cut corners while struggling to care for hundreds of residents during the pandemic,” according to the suit.

In response to the lawsuit, a Brighton spokesperson denied the claims and said the facility followed the guidance of local governmental health officials throughout the pandemic.

“Right now, the facility’s sole focus remains on ensuring the health and well-being of all residents and staff,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

The facility has been

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