The ABC Daytime talk show “The View” could find itself in legal jeopardy as it has been hit with a cease and desist order.
They demanded that ABC News, whose parent company is Disney, immediately “retract the defamatory statements” made on its show about the group.
“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization,” it said, Fox News reported.
The letter was addressed to ABC News New York bureau chief Joshua Hoyos and ABC assistant chief counsel Ian Rosenberg.
“The View hosts intentionally and falsely associated TPUSA with neo-Nazi protesters outside the event placing TPUSA in denigrating and false light and negatively impacting its public perception,” the letter said. “Such action will not be tolerated.”
The cohosts were speaking about TPUSA’s Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida that was held this past weekend with major notable attendees that included Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“Neo-Nazis were out there in the front of the conference with anti-Semitic slurs and, you know, the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did during the Third Reich. It’s the same thing, right out of that same playbook,” host Joy Behar said.