Showtime seeks to dismiss Cayuga Nation defamation case

The Showtime television network is asking a judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed in August by the Cayuga Nation and its federal representative.

The nation and Clint Halftown sued the network and three creators of the series “Billions” over an episode originally aired in May with a fictional character named Jane Halftown who is identified as a council member of the “Cayuga Iroquois.” The lawsuit argues that show falsely depicted the Cayuga Nation and Clint Halftown as engaging in fraud, bribery and other immoral behaviors.

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