defamation

free speech

#YachtCocaineProstitutes is trending all because of Devin Nunes

Nunes is suing the McClatchy Company, which owns 29 newspapers, for its reporting on an allegedly drug- and sex-filled party on a boat owned by a Napa Valley-based winery.
David Uberti
4.9.19
lawsuit

Legal experts aren’t convinced the Covington Catholic teen has a case against the Washington Post

Proving "actual malice" is hard.
Emma Ockerman
2.21.19
#metoo

Judge Throws Out Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Case Against Weinstein

On Wednesday, a federal judge dismissed actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, leaving her with the sole option of suing him on the grounds of defamation.
Marie Solis
1.10.19
Culture

Blac Chyna's Lawsuit Against the Kardashians Will Move Forward in Court

Blac Chyna claims the Kardashian family "defamed" and "slut-shamed" her in an attempt to get her reality show canceled.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.28.18
stormy daniels

Judge Orders Stormy Daniels to Pay Trump's Legal Fees

On Monday, a federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against President Donald Trump on the grounds of free speech.
Marie Solis
10.16.18
Elon Musk Lawsuit

Cave Diver Sues Elon Musk For Calling Him a ‘Pedo’ Before a ‘Worldwide Audience’

Diver and explorer Vernon Unsworth filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk on Monday, seeking $75,000 for reputational damage.
Sarah Emerson
9.17.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Summer Zervos's Lawsuit Against Trump Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

A New York judged ruled that Trump isn't immune to civil lawsuits in state court as a sitting president.
Lauren Messman
3.20.18
Roy Moore

Roy Moore sued for defamation by one of his accusers

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 when Moore touched her sexually at his home.
Carter Sherman
1.5.18
Noisey News

The Gaslamp Killer Files Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Allegations

The complaint comes in the wake of last month's allegations that the LA DJ and producer drugged and raped two women in 2013.
Andrea Domanick
11.14.17
sexual assault

The Forgotten Sexual Assault Allegation That Could Bring Down Trump

A defamation lawsuit filed by a former 'Apprentice' contestant could force Trump to testify and risk perjury—but right now it's stalled in state court.
Allie Conti
10.18.17
lawsuit

“Pink slime” lawsuit worth $5.7 billion could change journalism

A multibillion-dollar court battle is raging in a small South Dakota town between a former heavyweight meat producer and one of TV’s Big Three networks.
Chelsey B. Coombs
6.7.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump's Lawyer Thinks His Client Can't Be Sued for Anything While President

The president's longtime lawyer argues that a clause in the Constitution could protect Trump from the defamation suit filed by a former 'Apprentice' cast member.
Lauren Messman
3.28.17
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