Updated: May 30, 2018
On May 30, 2018, Rod Wheeler’s law firm, Wigdor LLP, was granted its motion to withdraw as his counsel in his lawsuit against Fox News, a reporter and Ed Butowsky.
Updated: March 14, 2018
The family of Seth Rich have filed a lawsuit against Rod Wheeler and others for defamation.
Full Text of Lawsuit by Seth Rich’s parents against Fox News, et al: Civil Action No. 18-cv-2223, US Federal Court Southern District of New York
Updated: August 1, 2017
Rod Wheeler is a private investigator who provided his services to the family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich. On May 16, 2017, Wheeler went public with claims that an FBI source stated Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks prior to his murder.
Wheeler’s claims have not been substantiated, however they have been corroborated by Ed Butowsky, a Dallas investor who hired Wheeler, and in an alleged audio recording of journalist Seymour Hersh.
Wheeler has since withdrawn his claim and sued Fox News and Butkowsky over the incident.
Read the original Wheeler v Fox News et al complaint here.