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Patrick Chung publicly shamed a former Rams exec through his Instagram account after the Super Bowl. The victim is now taking legal action against the Patriots safety and the man behind the offending posts after claiming the incident left him jobless.
According to TMZ, ex-Rams ticket exec Matthew Hogan is suing Chung and Matthew Weymouth, who reportedly runs Chung’s Instagram and was responsible for the posts in question, for over $1.75 million.
After Super Bowl LIII, during which Chung had to leave after breaking his forearm, Hogan texted Weymouth “Patrick Chung is a bitch”. That led to a heated text exchange between the two. Weymouth then posted screenshots of the texts to Chung’s Instagram and Facebook pages, which Hogan believes made it appear as if he sent his texts to Chung directly.
The post’s caption read: “This is disrespectful of you. I would never wish or say anything like this to anyone after they just broke their arm. You should be ashamed bro.” The post was soon deleted, but according to Hogan, the damage was done.
Hogan is claiming defamation over the post. He says he lost his job because of it and can’t get hired anywhere else, and also continues to get harassed by Chung fans. Because Hogan is not a public figure, it may be easier for him to prove defamation than it would be for someone of Chung’s status.
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