Socialist journalist sued by Texas newspaper for defamation

The Antifa supporter and self-identified socialist was also recently fired as a contributor at the Dallas Observer for writing a fake news report.

Steven Monacelli, a left-wing writer who has contributed to the Daily Beast and other publications, was served a defamation lawsuit last week by the Dallas Express newspaper and its publisher. The Antifa supporter and self-identified socialist was also recently fired as a contributor at the Dallas Observer for writing a fake news report. Now a woman has come forward to accuse him of making an inappropriate sexualized statement to her.

In February, Monacelli authored a report about The Dallas Express’ publisher Montgomery Bennett in the Dallas Weekly that accused the publication of being a “right-wing propaganda site,” a “fake news site” and linked to an operation that runs fake news sites across the U.S. The lawsuit, filed in Henderson County, Texas by Bennett and his paper on Oct. 13, accuses Monacelli and the Dallas Weekly of printing libel.

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