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Boulger v. Woods

Twitter flips out after woman at rally for then-candidate Donald Trump sieg heils in photo. The actor James Woods tweets the woman’s identity and suggests she is a Bernie Sanders supporter planted to make Trump look bad. But wait! He identifies the wrong woman. Before @RealJamesWoods deletes the tweet and exonerates the misidentified woman 11 days later, she gets hundreds of threatening messages. Defamation? Sixth Circuit: Not under Ohio law. “So-called #Trump ‘Nazi’ is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?” is more question than defamatory assertion.


Tags: 2019, Defamation, Privacy, Sixth Circuit

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