A Washington, D.C. court dismissed a former employees charge of defamation against the pro-Israel group AIPAC in what could be the conclusion to a long-running, ugly saga that featured allegations of everything from spying to using pornography on the job.

AIPAC fired the staffer, Steve Rosen, amid an FBI inquiry into his handling of classified information. Rosen sued claiming that AIPAC’s stated reason for firing him, that his actions "did not comport with standards that AIPAC expects of its employees," was defamatory.

Superior Court Judge Erik P. Christian found (.pdf) that the statement was "not provably false," and thus can’t be defamatory, granting AIPAC’s motion for summary judgement.

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