Doctor Banned from Social Media for Touting Hydroxychloroquine Hires Sandmann’s Lawyer to Discourage Defamation

Craig Bannister | July 31, 2020 | 11:36am EDT
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Dr. Simone Gold and colleagues address the press.

Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified emergency physician who appeared in a viral video banned from social media for documenting the potential of hydroxychloroquine in combating coronavirus, said Thursday that she has hired attorney Lin Wood to defend her from defamation.

At the end of her appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Channel program, in which she described the backlash she’s faced because of the once-viral video, Dr. Gold said she hopes people will stop saying negative things about her:

“There’s a lot people saying some negative things about me. I would ask people, just please stop saying negative things about me. I’m a board-certified emergency physician. I take good care of patients.

“We’ve hired Lin Wood to help me in this matter. And, I hope that puts to rest anything people might say that’s defamatory.”

Wood’s successes include his representation of Nicholas Sandmann who, as a high school student, was vilified by media for an encounter he while wearing a “Make America Great Again” following a pro-life rally, NewsBusters reports:

“Recent Covington Catholic High School graduate Nicholas Sandmann racked up another legal win against these same partisan tools that tried to ruin his life.

“After settling with CNN six and a half months ago, Sandmann announced Friday (and on his 18th birthday) in a tweet he’s settled a defamation suit with The Washington Post for their coverage after he was confronted on January 18, 2019 at the National Mall by far-left Native American activist Nathan Phillips.”

Earlier in the interview, Carlson played a clip from Gold’s banned video. “We’re allowed to share it here because we don’t work for Google or Facebook,” Carlson declared.

In the clip, Dr. Gold said that hydroxychloroquine is being kept from the American people because political forces overruling doctors in order to keep the drug out of the hands of the American people:

“This is a treatment regimen that’s very simple and it should be in the hands of the American people. The difficult aspect of this is that, at the moment because of politics, it’s being blocked from doctors prescribing it and it’s being blocked from pharmacists releasing it.

“They’ve been empowered to overrule the doctors’ opinion.”

On Tuesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell denounced Big Tech’s censorship of the video, declaring “The Big Tech Gestapo are at it again! Facebook, Google, and YouTube went insane yesterday and again shut down free speech, removing a viral @BreitbartNews video of a @TPPatriots event. Big Tech can’t be allowed to choose whose voice is heard.”

In her interview with Carlson, Dr. Gold encouraged Americans to look at the science behind hydroxychloroquine by reading an online white paper prepared by doctors documenting the drug’s legacy and effectiveness.

Americans should question why an FDA-approved drug that’s been in use for 65 years and was given to the troops of Pres. George Washington is now been so viciously attacked, Gold said:

“I don’t want anyone to just believe me because I’m saying it. We’ve put together a white paper that has all the science. It’s utterly irrefutable that hydroxychloroquine is safe. That’s without question. And, there’s tons and tons of studies to show now that it’s quite efficacious

“You’ve got to kind of wonder why we’re still talking about an FDA-approved medication that’s been around for 65 years. It’s been around since long before George Washington gave it to his troops. Why are we still discussing it? It’s a little bit strange.”

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