Elon Musk is currently on trial for alleged defamation against cave diver Vernon Unsworth. Musk called Unsworth “pedo guy” on Twitter after the diver criticised Musk’s proposal to use a tiny submarine to rescue a Thai soccer team trapped in a flooded cave system. The trial started on Tuesday and […]
Elon Musk is fighting a defamation case against the cave diver Vernon Unsworth, who he referred to as “pedo guy” last year on Twitter. Musk’s lawyers have repeatedly argued that reasonable people would not take Musk’s insult seriously, partly because he broadcast it on Twitter. But Unsworth’s lawyers say Musk’s […]
On Monday, E. Jean Carroll, the 75-year-old advice columnist who accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-90s, filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Business Insider spoke to Christy Eikhoff, a partner at the law firm Alston & Bird who specialises in defamation cases, to explain the nuances […]
On Monday, longtime Elle magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Carroll made headlines in June when she accused the president of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-90s. Trump denied the allegation and said he had never met […]
A Michigan air conditioning company has sued a local woman for $US25,000 after she left a negative Yelp review about the business that the company says is defamatory. North Wind Heating & Air Conditioning accused her of publishing “false and defamatory statements” about the company that have harmed its reputation […]
Australian billionaire and political donor Clive Palmer is threatening a defamation lawsuit against the YouTube channel Friendly Jordies and its main star, Jordan Shanks. The letter claims Shanks defamed Palmer by calling him, “Fatty McF—head” and “dense Humpty Dumpty.” A letter from Palmer’s lawyer demands $US500,000 in damages, legal costs, […]
A doctor is suing Google over negative reviews posted on the company’s reviews platform which called him ‘incompetent’ and a ‘fraud’, the ABC reports. In court documents filed on Friday, Google argues the plaintiff’s “extravagant” approach to marketing his services invites “robust criticism” – which the company provides a platform […]
The New South Wales Supreme Court has ordered a woman to pay more than $500,000 in damages following a negative review she posted on Google. Cynthia Imisides claimed she did not have a cheek procedure done by Sydney-based plastic surgeon Dr Kourosh Tavakoli and posted a negative review about it […]
Former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre detainee Dylan Voller is suing Nine Entertainment and News Corp Australia over a series of Facebook comments. During the court case, New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Stephen Rothman determined the media companies could be regarded as publishers of the comments. This would mean […]
Channel Seven used footage of people from an Aboriginal community for a controversial segment on its “Sunrise” show. The segment was about non-Indigenous families adopting abused Aboriginal children and it failed to meet broadcasting standards. Channel Seven attempted to blur out people’s faces in the footage but the subjects say […]
In August, damaging claims of inappropriate behaviour by MP Emma Husar, contained in a confidential document, were leaked to BuzzFeed and published. While an investigation into the claims concluded the most serious allegations were “not supported”, she had already been told to resign as the member for Lindsay in western […]
In new documents from Kesha’s legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, it was revealed that Kesha and Lady Gaga discussed Katy Perry in text messages. Dr. Luke’s lawyers wanted to release the texts to prove Kesha had defamed him to other entertainers. The messages show Kesha and Lady Gaga calling […]
Alan Jones and radio stations 2GB and 4BC have lost a defamation case brought by a Toowoomba family. The broadcaster claimed the family was liable for the deaths of 12 people in flooding in Grantham in 2011. Four brothers were awarded $938,000 each in the highest defamation payout in Australian […]
Former Labor leader Mark Latham’s defence against a defamation claim by journalist Osman Faruqi did not got off to a good start with NSW Federal Court Justice Michael Wigney striking out the entire 76-page defence on Thursday. He gave the controversial conservative media commentator a month to file a new […]
Sarah Hanson-Young has followed through on her threat to sue fellow crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm for defamation after he refused to apologise for comments he made about Hanson-Young’s sex life. Federal Court defamation proceedings were filed on behalf of Hanson-Young on Wednesday against the NSW Liberal Democrat over several comments […]
If Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young carries through on her threat to sue fellow crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm over comments he made about her sex life, then it appears inevitable after Leyonhjelm rejected her demand this afternoon. Hanson-Young’s lawyer sent the Liberal Democrat senator a “Concerns Notice” on Wednesday, giving him […]
Crossbench Senator David Leyonhjelm has seven days to back down from his refusal to apologise for comments he made about Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s sex life or she will sue him for defamation. The week-long saga looks set to head to court in a rare instance of two politicians suing […]
NSW crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm is facing legal action from Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young over media comments he made about her sex life. Leyonhjelm has refused to apologise, but today issued a series of conditions for Hanson-Young to fulfil before he’s prepared to express any regret. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull […]
Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says she is seeking legal advice over a sexual slur made by NSW crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm on Sky News yesterday. Hanson-Young says Leyonhjelm should “do the decent thing” and resign from the Senate because “he has proven himself incapable of showing respect and is […]
Bauer Media, publisher of Women’s Day, has had a major victory on appeal in its defamation case with actress Rebel Wilson, with Victoria’s Court of Appeal cutting the payout from $4.5 million to $600,000. Wilson sued Bauer over a series of articles published in Women’s Day in 2015, and in […]
Milorad Trkulja was shot by an unknown gunman in 2004. Sued Google in 2012 after searches for his name returned pictures of underworld figures. Ruling overturned in 2016 but High Court has now ordered Google to pay costs. A Melbourne man who was shot in the back at the height […]
Having suffered some terrible product or service, there is something darkly satisfying about publishing a scathing online review. This may not be virtuous or kind, but it can be cathartic. However, if your online review is disparaging of a person’s reputation, that person could sue you for defamation. The rise […]
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he has begun legal proceedings against the ABC in the wake of the national broadcaster publishing a story on the Labor government’s fatal home insulation from leaked Cabinet documents. Four people died during the 2009 home insulation program (HIP), rolled out as economic stimulus […]
Actor Geoffrey Rush is suing Sydney’s Daily Telegraph for defamation over claims of alleged inappropriate behaviour with female actor in a Sydney Theatre Company (STC) production. The Telegraph first published the allegations on November 30, which allegedly occurred during a 2015 production of King Lear. The Oscar-winning actor has denied […]
The PR firm that VC Shervin Pishevar is suing for defamation fired back on Wednesday. Not only did the firm file a motion to dismiss denying all allegations, but it accused Pishevar of using the suit to suppress women from speaking up with allegations of sexual harassment. The drama surrounding […]
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Magazine publisher Bauer Media says it will appeal the $4.56 million damages payment awarded to Australian actress Rebel Wilson in a landmark defamation case against Woman’s Day handed down last month. Bauer Media General Counsel Adrian Goss it was important for the company to “revisit this unprecedented decision on the […]
Australian actress Rebel Wilson was just awarded $4.56 million in defamation damages in a case against Bauer Media and Women’s Day magazine. Justice John Dixon handed down his decision on damages in Victorian Supreme Court today. Here’s the full transcript of his spoken summary of the full judgement. The jury’s […]
Actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded $4.56 million after winning a defamation action against Woman’s Day magazine. In the Victorian Supreme Court, Justice John Dixon awarded $650,000 in general damages and $3.97 million in special damages against publisher Bauer Media. A jury in June this year decided that Wilson was […]
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[credit provider=”Anderson/YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Pr60saneo”] “Revenge porn” king Hunter Moore has been ordered to pay $250,000 in damages to the founder of an anti-bullying website, Nathan Mattise of Ars Technica reports.Moore, who founded two websites that let people post naked pictures of their exes, falsely accused Bullyville.com website founder of being a […]
An appeals court has ruled Barbara Walters did not defame her daughter’s childhood friend in her 2008 autobiography “Audition: A Memoir,” The National Law Journal reported.Nancy Shay, who claimed to know Walters’ daughter in the 1980s, objected to passages describing how Walters’ 15-year-old daughter, Jackie, befriended a student named “Nancy,” […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] A former congressional candidate dubbed an arsonist by the Huffington Post can’t sue the news outlet because he waited too long to bring his case before the court.When Jack Shepard ran for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District in 2010, HuffPost ran an article with […]
[credit provider=”stoic/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoic1/2730226521/”] A man who claims he was defamed when the New York Daily News used his picture to illustrate a story about a scheming dentist is suing the popular newspaper, Courthouse News Service reported Tuesday. In its article “Crooked Brooklyn Dentist Lawrence Bruckner Pleads Guilty to Bilking Medicaid,” the […]
Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” alleging the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe.The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based company is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 “false […]
Casino mogul Steve Wynn has won a $20 million jury verdict in his slander suit claiming the creator of “Girls Gone Wild” spread rumours that Wynn made death threats against him, the AP is tweeting.”Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis had previously claimed that Wynn threatened to murder him and […]
[credit provider=”queercatkitten/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/in2thewoodz9/3469372321/”] A self-proclaimed psychic told police 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried under a Houston-area house.The couple living in that house is not happy.
[credit provider=”otubo via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/otubo/3371293063/”] There are limits to how free speech is, even on the Internet.A Texas couple was awarded $13.8 million by a jury for defamation after anonymous posters to the Internet site Topix.com accused them of being sexual deviants, rapists, and drug dealers.
Casey Anthony could be headed back to court for allegedly defaming a Florida woman, but that doesn’t mean she is coming out of hiding.