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Mckesson alleges that Pirro made “false and defamatory statements” claiming he directed other protesters to commit violence that resulted in a police officer getting struck in the face with a rock, according to a lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday.

“Pirro’s statements are untrue and further a narrative that I, and other activists, engage in violent protest,” Mckesson said in message to The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday.

Mckesson lives in Baltimore, previously ran for mayor and served as the head of human resources for Baltimore’s public schools. He left his position in Baltimore in July, focusing since then on his popular podcast, “Pod Save the People,” and on social justice activism.

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