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Benghazi Hero John ‘Tig’ Tiegen Files Lawsuit in Fight Against Malicious Social Media Attacks




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NVRDUL Management Announces Benghazi Hero John ‘Tig’ Tiegen Files Lawsuit in Fight Against Malicious Social Media Attacks About Benghazi Terrorist Event


Fort Worth, Texas – October 15, 2018 – NVRDUL Management LLC, a provider of professional management services to select actors, athletes, authors, musicians and celebrities throughout the United States today announced that John “Tig” Tiegen Medal of Valor and Award for Heroism recipient, Benghazi hero and Co-Author of “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi,” filed suit against a Texas man who has tried to seek fame using malicious slander and defamation in social media.


John Tiegen stated, “While certain people in the prior Administration have continued to be dismissive of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, such discussions have not taken aim at the people who were actually there. But now, some people think they can seek fame by using social media to defame the men and women who were there, by spreading vicious lies and innuendo about what happened. I was there. I saw my friends die. We did our very best to protect the compound and saved dozens of lives in one of the most horrific fire-fights I’ve ever been in. With this lawsuit, I am taking a stand for what is right. We have a zero tolerance policy for fame seekers who act with malice about the truth.”

John Tiegen’s attorney, Bryce King of Fort Worth added, “This lawsuit should send a strong message that posting lies about individuals on social media has consequences. Not only is posting lies defamation, but in this case, it’s also incredibly disrespectful to defame John Tiegen and any Veteran for their service to our country.”

Carri Hyde CEO of NVRDUL Management said, “John Tiegen is a patriot who has been selfless in his service to this country. His devotion and ongoing support of veterans, directly and through his foundation, Beyond the Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation, has been unwavering. Harmful and malicious slander and defamation cannot be allowed against him, others like him or the basic patriotic American principles that he represents. He should be applauded for what he and others like him have done and continue to do throughout their lives. Tig should not be maliciously and falsely hounded in social media for a fame seekers agenda. This lawsuit is an unprecedented public stance against these types of social media attacks. It is an honor to support him in this effort to demand that truth be the baseline for all.”

About John “Tig” Tiegen

When he was an active U.S. Marine Corps E5 Sergeant and Infantry Squad Leader, Tig was specially trained in advanced operational security (OPSEC) and readiness actions. For thirteen years, he applied this military training as a special Security Protection contractor for Blackwater Security on over 40 missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, among other locations. Later, his work as part of the CIA’s Global Response Staff (GRS) would change his life forever.

Now immortalized in the 2016 Michael Bay movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” Tig was an essential element of the U.S. response on September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs. Through their heroic actions, Tig and the Annex Security Team were instrumental in saving the over two dozen diplomatic and CIA personnel still remaining at the compound.

As a motivational speaker, Tig spreads awareness about what really happened in Benghazi. He brings his combat experiences into stimulating discussions about the importance of clear communications and teamwork, while providing his first-hand account of military strategy, operations expertise and quick reactionary force efforts of the Annex Security Team, recounting the 13 hours of intense fighting against the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. As a veteran advocate, Tig is devoted to making all veterans lives better, and formed the non-profit, Beyond The Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation, to support this ongoing mission.

Tig has been featured on Fox News, The Blaze, Breitbart, Republican National Convention, PBS News Hour, ABC News and CNN, among many other news outlets. To learn more about Tig and Beyond the Battlefield-The Tiegen Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit), go to and

Follow Tig on Twitter: @JohnTiegen, on Instagram: John_Tiegen and on Facebook: @JohnTiegan13.

About Beyond the Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation®

Beyond the Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to our wounded veterans. Our mission is to provide support for wounded veterans as they face the many challenges encountered during their rehabilitation, reintegration and healing process. Often when our veterans return from their tours of service, the tolls of war are too great to bear alone. We leave no service member behind and work diligently and continuously to help prevent veteran suicide. By including wounded members in various Foundation-sponsored events we aim to motivate, encourage and afford them opportunities they might not otherwise have had. The Foundation’s focus is to lift their spirits while reminding them that there is more Beyond the Battlefield and their sacrifices will never be forgotten. For more information on how you can support the mission, go to

About Bryce King and Phillips & King, PLLC

Bryce King, a native of Midland, Texas earned his Bachelors Degree from Texas Tech University in 2006. Mr. King earned his Law Degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) in 2011, where he was selected as the Commencement Speaker at his Law School graduation.Mr. King has litigation experience in numerous areas of law including but not limited to family, civil, criminal, probate, personal injury, real estate, oil and gas, non-profit, civil rights, bankruptcy, administrative, and education law. Mr. King is a recognized litigator and was selected by his peers in 2017 as a top attorney for civil litigation. He also makes regular guest appearances on WBAP radio to give legal commentary on topics ranging from family law to criminal law and civil litigation. When Mr. King is not practicing law, he can be found giving back to the Tarrant County Community. Mr. King is involved with Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club where he serves on the Veterans Committee. Additionally, he serves as a board member for the YMCA and is involved several non-profit fraternal organizations including Ft. Worth Club and the Tarrant County Bar Association.

Phillips & King PLLC provides both individual clients and businesses the quality of representation one would expect from a big firm, but with the personal attention and passion that comes from a smaller firm. Phillips & King are aggressive trial attorneys who offer creative solutions to complex cases. For more information, go to:

About NVRDUL Management LLC

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, NVRDUL Management LLC provides one-on-one entertainment management services to already successful actors, athletes, authors, musicians and celebrities, working with each artist to manage all aspects of their career, including personal brand development and management, corporate sponsorships, speaking engagements, print and electronic publishing, booking, IP management, including copyright and trademark licensing, website development, social media, merchandising, apparel production, transportation, equipment, legal, accounting and investment services. CEO, Carri Hyde got her start in the music industry decades ago, and specifically created NVRDUL Management to take care of the artists’ needs first, from an artist’s point of view. By counseling and advising already successful talent on all matters related to their public-facing careers and private lives, NVRDUL brings extensive “Best-of-the-Best” resources to each artist, for all facets of their lives. For more information, contact:

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