Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Push Back Against Trumpkin Slander (TWEETS)

Without a doubt, the Donald Trump tailenders who are most deserving of being called deplorables are the bloggers and pseudo-journalists who seem to be looking for pedophiles under every rock. They devote most of their time to shining the hot lights on “Pizzagate,” a supposed pedophile ring based out of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington which involves a number of prominent Democrats and pro-Democratic celebrities.

One of the most infamous members of that cabal is Liz Crokin, who seems to think that if you’re an outspoken critic of Trump, you’re either a pedophile yourself or you’re covering for pedophiles. She also believes the same people behind Pizzagate ordered a hit on Steve Scalise.

Well, Crokin may have finally carried this angle too far. She accused one of Hollywood’s most prominent couples, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, of being pedophiles. Unfortunately for Crokin, Teigen and Legend aren’t taking this lying down. They’re threatening to haul Crokin into court.

On Saturday, Teigen noticed that Crokin had posted pictures of her daughter, Luna, dressed up in various costumes. Apparently Crokin saw this as evidence that Teigen and Legend were part and parcel of Pizzagate. Needless to say, Teigen was not happy.

Almost as alarming to Teigen was Crokin’s potential audience.

Crokin tried to oblige–sort of.

Bad move, Liz. REALLY bad move. Teigen demanded that Crokin back down, and back down immediately.

And she backed up her demand with a very loud hint that she was considering legal action.

She also reported Crokin’s deplorable smears to Twitter, who revoked Crokin’s status as a verified user.

Hmmm, sounds more like smearing innocent people with groundless accusations to me. It’s long past time someone stood up to sleazeballs like Crokin. Teigen is apparently of the same mind.

Legend got in on the act as well, backing up his wife’s threat to haul Crokin into court.

When a since-banned deplorable tried to chime in, Legend shut him down.

In case you missed it, in December 2016 a guy from North Carolina traveled to Comet Ping Poing to “self-investigate” Pizzagate. He wound up firing three shots from his AR-15 clone, but they didn’t hit anything. The so-called hero pleaded guilty in March and is serving four years in prison.

For those wondering what the heck the fuss was about, Legend decided to give his followers a crash course.

He shared a thread that explained what Pizzagate was–and why it’s complete BS.

Later, Teigen warned Crokin that she had pissed off one person too many.

She then tried to be philosophical about the events of the last few hours.

As if on cue, Crokin decided to try a new tack.

Another big mistake.

Chelsea Clinton, among others, tweeted her sympathies to Teigen.

On the face of it, Teigen and Legend could really draw blood. In order to prevail in a libel suit against Crokin, Teigen and Legend would have to prove that Crokin accused them of being pedophiles while knowing that accusation was false or with reckless disregard for whether it was true or false. Crokin’s smears appear to be the definition of reckless disregard for the truth.

Such a lawsuit would be long overdue. Crokin has been smearing people for too long, and people like her deserve to be sued into poverty. Go get ’em, Chrissy and John.

(featured image courtesy BET)

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