Hold onto your cowboy hats, there’s a showdown heating up in the Lone Star State!
And it’s one that may shock you.
Now a Texas Judge is holding a popular website accountable for its slanderous activity.
In a shocking twist, a Judge has refused to let Yelp off the hook in a lawsuit filed by none other than Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Yelp management couldn’t believe it when they heard the news that they would be forced to answer for their slander of a Texas pregnancy center.
It all started when Paxton took aim at Yelp for posting notices on its site about pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in Texas.
Yelp blasted PRCs across the board for providing “limited medical services,” just because they didn’t provide abortions.
Accusing Yelp of violating state law, Paxton fired back with a lawsuit of his own.
But Yelp wasn’t about to back down without a fight.
They fired back with a lawsuit of their own, claiming their right to free speech was under attack.
U.S. District Judge Trina Thompson refused to let Yelp off the hook, dismissing their lawsuit swiftly.
While Thompson stopped short of endorsing Paxton’s suit, she made it clear that Yelp’s attempts to dodge accountability weren’t going to fly.
In a statement that rocked the courtroom, Thompson called out Yelp’s lack of evidence and questioned their motives.
“To be clear, the court is not convinced that Paxton acted entirely in good faith…still, Yelp has not provided enough concrete evidence,” she declared, sending a clear message that truth and transparency would prevail.
But Paxton wasn’t about to let Yelp off easy.
In a fiery statement, he applauded Thompson’s ruling, vowing to hold Yelp accountable for their actions.
“Yelp cannot mislead and deceive the public simply because the company disagrees with our state’s laws,” he thundered, signaling that the Lone Star State would not back down in its fight for justice.
So what’s next for Yelp and Texas?
As the dust settles, one thing is clear: the fight for truth and transparency is far from over.
Pregnancy centers have a right to not perform abortions, and a trusted review site should not be permitted to give them a bad rating because of it.
Luckily, the judge has so far ruled on the side of life, so we’ll see how the story unfolds.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.