Insurance Company Wants Out of Defamation Suit in Delaware

An insurance company is asking a federal judge in Delaware to declare that it’s not obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn against his defamation lawsuit.

Liberty Mutual argues in a complaint filed Monday that a homeowner’s policy it issued to Magda Korn does not cover her against the defamation claims.

Richard Korn sued his ex-wife in December after he was acquitted on child pornography charges. Korn was arrested in 2013 after his ex-wife told police he had child pornography on his computer. He was acquitted by a judge who said prosecutors had not proven that he knew about the images.

Korn, who has run unsuccessfully for Delaware state auditor, county executive and state legislature, claims his wife falsely accused him to try to gain leverage in divorce proceedings.