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Roger Stone Apologizes for Spreading False Claims About Chinese Businessman on InfoWars

Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone settled a $100 million defamation suit with Chinese businessman Guo Wengui on Monday and admitted to making defamatory statements about Guo on InfoWars, the Wall Street Journal reports. The agreement reportedly requires Stone to take out ads in newspapers apologizing to Guo about his false assertions and issue retractions on social media. Stone told the Journal his previous actions were “irresponsible” and he was “solely responsible for fulfilling the terms of the settlement.” Guo, a critic of the Chinese government, filed a lawsuit in Florida federal court after Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal who is convicted of crimes here and in China.” Stone also allegedly claimed Guo broke election laws by donating to Hillary Clinton’s campaign on InfoWars. Guo told the Journal Stone was paid to make the false statements by Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu—who Guo had called a “Chinese spy” in the past. Stone’s settlement states he got the information about Guo from Wu through ex-Trump campaign staffer Sam Nunberg.