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Dr. Peter McCullough, a Texas cardiologist and outspoken opponent of the COVID vaccination, was avenged on Wednesday when a district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by the old Baylor Scott and White Health system against him.
The health system filed a lawsuit against McCullough two years ago for allegedly breaking the terms of a separation agreement and using the Baylor Scott & White Health brand in the media, dubbing him a notable distributor of COVID falsehoods by his critics.
In the $1 million complaint, Baylor claimed that McCullough had caused “reputational injury” by giving media interviews and publishing articles in journals that identified Baylor as an associate even after he had left the employment.
At the time of the filings, Baylor Scott & White Health informed The Dallas Morning News in writing that McCullough’s opinions did not reflect those of the hospital system.
Throughout the early stages of the pandemic in 2020, McCullough collaborated with government authorities, took part in task teams for the healthcare system, and directed research on COVID. Peer-reviewed studies of McCullough’s early treatment and response to the COVID health crisis were published in famous medical publications.
During the worldwide epidemic, McCullough gained notoriety in the medical community, which led legacy media and medical groups to attack his support for hydroxychloroquine and other early therapies.
The doctor made a variety of allegations regarding information regarding coronavirus treatments during an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast in December 2021. He specifically questioned the effectiveness and safety of the vaccinations as well as the origins of the epidemic.
McCullough asserts that the health system opted not to extend his contract in reaction to his work, which was “tantamount to termination” without cause or due process. McCullough said that after the non-renewal, he arranged a settlement arrangement that allowed for the lawsuit.
The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice by Associate Judge Tahira Khan Merritt of the Judicial District Court of Dallas County.
In an interview with The Daily Wire, McCullough addressed the decision saying: “This is a strong victory for freedom of speech and fair balanced publication and media presentation of clinical data as it has emerged over the course of the pandemic crisis,”
The Doctor also added: “I think this is a very important stance — I wouldn’t do anything any differently,” “Whether there was a lawsuit or no lawsuit — this is very important. The question on the table is, ‘Why can’t all doctors in America in the world say that?’”