Tulsa city councilor’s restraining order denied in lawsuit against challenger

Tulsa city councilor’s restraining order denied in lawsuit against challenger
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TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa city councilor’s request for a restraining order in her lawsuit against her opponent in the upcoming November election has been denied.

FOX23 confirmed Thursday that District 7′s Lori Decter Wright filed a civil suit accusing her challenger Justin Van Kirk of stating that he is currently the councilor for the district.

Wright’s lawsuit claims a letter sent out by Van Kirk is fraudulent and libelous, asking for $25,000 in damages and a restraining order.

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The lawsuit and letter can be found here:

“Actions taken by the defendant while holding himself out as city councilor detrimentally effect (sic) plaintiff and her reputation," the lawsuit says.

Van Kirk responded to FOX23 saying it’s one of the “most bizarre lawsuits ever filed.”

Documents show the restraining order and temporary injunction in the lawsuit were denied Thursday. A hearing for the case is scheduled for Oct. 23.