BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has ruled that a liberal-leaning magazine did not defame one of Idaho's wealthiest people in an article that said the businessman outed a local reporter as gay.

Fourth District Judge Darla Williamson tossed out Frank VanderSloot's lawsuit against Mother Jones magazine on Tuesday.

VanderSloot, the CEO of health care products company Melaleuca and a prominent donor to Republican candidates and conservative causes, sued Mother Jones two years ago, contending that a 2012 article about him and a tweet promoting the article were false and prompted national criticism.