Trump Had Me Arrested for Asking Why He Cut Off a 92-Year-Old Woman's Water - 2020-08-19

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F375.png Trump Had Me Arrested for Asking Why He Cut Off a 92-Year-Old Woman's Water August 19, 2020, Anthony Baxter, Opinion, Daily Beast

Despite Donald Trump's attempts to quash You've Been Trumped Too, my film will finally be available to all Americans this week after a four-year legal battle. "There could hardly be a more urgent or relevant film than this," wrote one of Britain's leading reviewers, astonished by the revelations in the documentary. At long last Americans can finally decide for themselves.

The muzzling of You've Been Trumped Too is a warning that the free speech we take for granted, especially in the United States, is always vulnerable to suppression by the rich and powerful. Though You've Been Trumped Too was completely cleared by libel lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic, just the threat of court action by the Trump Organization put a chill through distributors, publicists, and media organizations that are normally champions of free speech.

The saga is just the latest chapter in my own 10-year journey of trying to hold Donald Trump to account for his actions. As a former BBC journalist, I took it as a compliment when a New York Times reviewer commented that I "can't be brushed off." But it has also meant becoming caught up in the president's Twitter storms, fending off legal threats at every turn, and being the subject of a violent arrest by a police force which bent to Donald Trump's tune.

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