In the lawsuit filed last month in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Byron Lemus claims that he received death threats and had to flee Guatemala with his family, because Ramos wrongly identified him as an ICE agent involved in capturing a migrant smuggler.
According to an AP story picked up by multiple media outlets, the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Ramos and publisher HarperCollins Publishers.
It was actually TMZ that first broke the story yesterday. Although a lawsuit is serious business, you can’t help but laugh at TMZ’s headline: “Mexican TV anchor sued: Your crappy reporting almost got me killed!”
You can check out that story here.