JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - According to court documents, a former Mississippi sheriff has won his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife and others over abuse and paternity allegations made against him on social media during his unsuccessful re-election bid.
News outlets cite the documents as saying a special chancery judge ruled in favor of Tyrone Lewis. Lewis' attorney, Dennis Sweet, said Monday that the former Hinds County sheriff was seeking a permanent injunction and damages from the defendants, including his ex-wife, Sheila Lewis, and retired Jackson firefighter and blogger Tony Davis.
Sweet says the judge upheld Lewis' 2015 restraining order against his ex-wife and the others and ordered $50,000 in damages. Sweet says the accusations cost Lewis the election.
Davis told WAPT-TV that he'll ask the judge to reconsider his ruling. The Clarion Ledger couldn't immediately reach Sheila Lewis for comment.