Subject of CPS investigation files $10 million libel suit against Fox News

Published: Oct. 28, 2016 at 9:58 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2016 at 10:26 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - William Andrew Rembis, subject of a recent Child Protective Services investigation here in Lubbock, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Fox News Network, claiming that his reputation has been "damaged irreparably."

Rembis claims that Fox published a story about his family under the heading of "Crime" with a subhead of "Sex Crime," but says he has never been charged with a crime of any kind or faced any allegation of a sexual matter of any kind.

The complaint says the defendant has committed libel by implication.

The complaint says Rembis has demanded a retraction of the online article but has received no response from Fox News as of Oct. 28. He is claiming punitive and exemplary damages due to the "heinous and egregious nature of the libelous implication of this publication."

The Rembis family has faced CPS investigations in three states, most recently here in Texas.

Ten of their 11 children remain in CPS custody as of Friday, Oct. 28.

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