BrewDog Loses 'Trump Supporter' Libel Row With PR Firm

Law360, London (May 20, 2020, 3:56 PM BST) -- Craft beer maker BrewDog lost a defamation lawsuit against a public relations firm that promoted events promising free beer for fans of Donald Trump as a judge said Wednesday there was no suggestion the brewery supported the U.S. president.

The High Court rejected the brewery's claims of negligence and libel against Frank Public Relations Ltd. over a September 2018 press release that urged British "Trump supporters" to attend the launch of an American brewery in the U.K.

Scotland-based BrewDog had worked with an American brewery, Scofflaw, to release its beers in Britain. Scofflaw hired Frank Public Relations to promote a series...

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