Dean French drops libel lawsuit against MPP Randy Hillier - 2019-07-22

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F94.png Dean French drops libel lawsuit against MPP Randy Hillier July 22, 2019, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

Dean French, the controversial former chief of staff to Premier Doug Ford, has withdrawn his $100,000 libel and slander lawsuit against MPP Randy Hillier. French, who resigned June 21 amid a cronyism scandal, had launched the legal action against the maverick Independent MPP in April after a Twitter post from Hillier.

As first disclosed by the Star, the two sides had been in negotiations for weeks to resolve the matter, which was a source of embarrassment to the premier because of the optics of a political staffer suing an elected official over a tweet.

Asked Monday for a statement on the end of the legal tussle, a Ford aide said "the premier's office has no comment."

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{{cite news | first = Robert | last = Benzie | title = Dean French drops libel lawsuit against MPP Randy Hillier | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/07/22/dean-french-withdraws-libel-slander-action-against-mpp-randy-hillier.html | work = Toronto Star | date = July 22, 2019 | accessdate = July 22, 2019 }}