Through­out this law­suit, Van­der­Sloot appeared to be engaged in rewrit­ing his own his­to­ry of oppos­ing the expan­sion of civ­il rights to LGBT peo­ple. His com­plaint focused on two things: He assert­ed that we defamed him by “false­ly stat­ing that Mr. Van­der­Sloot ‘bashed’ and ‘pub­licly out[ed] a reporter.’” He also claimed that Monika’s tweet about the arti­cle defamed him by refer­ring to “gay-bash­ing.”