The feud continues between the media and the White House with CNN filing a suit Tuesday to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to suspend chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” which grants access to the building. A statement issued by the network read, in part, CNN continued: “We have asked this court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass to be returned to Jim, and will seek permanent relief as part of this process. While the suit is specific to CNN and Acosta, this could have happened to anyone. If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers elected officials.” The lawsuit was filed against President Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, communications director Bill Shine, chief of staff General John Kelly, the director of the Secret Service and an unidentified Secret Service agent. Sanders announced the suspension in a statement last Wednesday night, alleging that Acosta “[placed] his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern” during a press conference after the midterm elections. Acosta responded by calling the White House’s statement “a lie,” while CNN and Acosta’s peers argued that he did nothing wrong and was simply attempting to keep his microphone and ask the president a second question. Meanwhile, The White House has responded to the lawsuit in a statement, labelling it as “just more grandstanding from CNN,” and adding, “We will vigorously defend against this lawsuit.” On Wednesday night, Sanders tweeted out a video of Acosta’s interaction with the intern in question that appeared to have been doctored to make the encounter look more aggressive than it actually was. In the lawsuit, CNN said that Acosta “is widely reputed as a diligent and thorough reporter for one of the nation’s most respected and widely watched networks.” The argument was also made that the White House is Acosta’s workplace, and that his hard pass is mandatory: The suit also alleges that both the White House and Secret Service did not, and have not, followed due process in denying Acosta’s access and states that CNN president Jeff Zucker emailed Kelly last Thursday and demanded that Acosta’s access be reinstated. To read more on this story, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Lyndsey Rodrigues.