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There is controversy swirling now around corporal Dakota Meyer the US Marines.
Recently the recipient of the nation's highest award for valor.
After he saved three dozen people during a six hour ambush in Afghanistan.
Well now he's suing a defense contractor he blasted for selling equipment to Pakistan.
-- claiming the defense contractor ridiculed his medal of honor calling him mentally unstable suggesting he had a drinking problem and even cost him his job.
Jennifer Griffin is live at the Pentagon with more on this so why -- Dakota -- feel like he needed to bring a lawsuit.
Against his former employer.
-- On the defamation suit was brought in Texas and Dakota Meyer says that his former employer be -- system the defense contractor.
Defamed him and told another employer that he was not fit.
Fit to be employed suggesting that he had as you mentioned some sort of mental instability as a result of his service in the military.
And a drinking problem attention with his former employer BA he erupted over a string of emails that Meyer sent to his supervisors -- -- -- When he found out that the contractor was selling thermal optics sites.
To the Pakistani military here's one of the emails from -- to his employer quote.
We are taking the best here the best technology on the market today and giving it to guys known to stab us in the back.
These are the same people killing our guys.
Be me and and -- parted ways in the spring -- in fact resigned from that job and then be me.
Supposedly did not recommend him when he tried to get another job.
It with the California contractor.
And -- be a -- in a battle this.
Well they of course realize that this is a is is a big problem for the company in terms of -- you know public relations disaster they.
Our -- they're calling it Dakota Meyer a hero there wishing him well.
But this is what the spokesman said in response to the allegations of selling weapons to Pakistan.
Quote the US Department of State not BA systems makes the decision on what defense related products can be exported.
The State Department spokesman mark toner was asked about whether these thermal -- sites had been sold to Pakistan here's what he said yesterday.
Am aware that in August.
We have approved them we could recruit a marketing license.
That allow BA to temporarily export up to -- Thermal imaging rifle Scopes to Pakistan.
But that was for sales demonstration.
And none of those Scopes were sold.
Military officials who I've spoken to say that they are not going to comment on this case because they go to Meyer is no longer on active duty service but.
Privately they are saying that Dakota Meyer is the type of guy.
Who sees the world in black and white when he sees something that's wrong he stands up for it.
That's what pushed him.
Put to those heroic acts.
Back in Afghanistan in fact he went against military orders and went back into the fight and save those -- 36 guys that's the kind of guy Dakota Meyer is.
It doesn't necessarily mean he's the type a guy who likes to follow.
Follow orders John I made it meant dinner a couple of more a couple of weeks ago I guess and he struck me as a pretty blunt straight shouldn't.
Jennifer -- thank you.
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