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Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin from family of fallen U.S. Marine
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Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin from family of fallen U.S. Marine

A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a fallen U.S. Marine who claimed actor Alec Baldwin defamed them on social media. The U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, where the lawsuit was filed, found that it does not have ruling power over Baldwin, as he was born and raised in New York and resides in New York.The court also said the actor did not purposefully direct his activities at Wyoming, nor did his actions injure any residents of the state. The case was dismissed without prejudice, which means it can be refiled and brought back to court. Marine Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum's widow and two of his sisters filed the defamation lawsuit in Wyoming in January.McCollum was killed in 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to the suit, Baldwin sent ...