Defamation lawsuit involving Winnipeg journalist settled
Journalist, former Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes forced to step down over allegations of anti-Semitism
Winnipeg journalist Lesley Hughes and B'nai Brith Canada have settled out of court, following a years-long legal battle over an article she wrote in 2002.
Hughes wrote about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. When she ran for the federal Liberals in 2008, the article surfaced, and she was accused of anti-Semitism.
Hughes then sued B'nai Brith, the Canadian Jewish Congress and Conservative MP Peter Kent for defamation.
All three parties issued a public statement saying Hughes is not an anti-Semite.
The terms of the settlement have been kept confidential, but Hughes said in a release that she plans to write a book about her experiences.