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Joy Reid’s Lawyer: FBI Now Investigating Alleged ‘Hack’

MSNBC weekend host Joy Reid’s lawyer claimed Wednesday evening that the FBI has opened a probe into her claim that her old blog was hacked to make her appear homophobic. “We have received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts, belonging to Joy-Ann Reid,” her lawyer, John H. Reichman, said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Our own investigation and monitoring of the situation will continue in parallel, and we are cooperating with law enforcement as their investigation proceeds.” The statement was passed along by MSNBC, who on Wednesday told Politico that Reid will remain on-air as her claims are investigated.