Hillary Clinton won't be able to easily escape her handling of the 2012 Benghazi attacks which left four Americans dead. The parents of two of the victims filed a lawsuit on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Fox News reported.
The lawsuit from Patricia Smith and Charles Woods alleged that the "reckless handling" of classified information contributed to the wrongful deaths of Smith's son Sean and Woods' son Tyrone.
It also accuses Clinton of defamation and emotional distress. She "negligently, recklessly, and/or maliciously defamed Plaintiffs by either directly calling them liars, or by strongly implying that they are liars, in order to protect and enhance her public image and intimidate and emotionally harm and silence them to not speak up about the Benghazi attack on at least four separate occasions," the lawsuit said.
The sister of another victim, Glen Doherty, has also said that she's been called a liar.
Smith spoke at the RNC last month about her son. Mark Geist and John Tiegen, who survived the Battle of Benghazi followed her to speak about their experience and about Woods.
A statement from the Clinton campaign sympathized with the families, but asserted her innocence. "While no one can imagine the pain of the families of the brave Americans we lost at Benghazi, there have been nine different investigations into this attack and none found any evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing on the part of Hillary Clinton."
The Democratic nominee hasn't done herself many favors when it comes to Benghazi. In 2013, she asked "What difference at this point does it make?" when asked by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) about the attack. During the 2015 Benghazi hearings, she was seen brushing a piece of lint from her shoulder, which she then retweeted as a meme to mock the GOP primary debates.
She has also blamed the attack on a video, and then said that the family members misunderstood her in their grief. During a recent interview with Chris Wallace for Fox News Sunday, Clinton was asked why the family members would make up what they said. "I understand the grief and the incredible sense of loss that can motivate that," she said. "As other members of families who lost loved ones have said, that's not what they heard -- I don't hold any ill feeling for someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or wasn't said."