Tianna Madison, the Olympic sprinter who was part of the U.S. Women's gold medal-grabbing 4x100 team, is being sued by her parents, Robert and Jo Ann Madison, for libel, slander, and defamation. Why the litigious homecoming, you might ask? The lawsuit, filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland, alleges…
Germany's former first lady Bettina Wulff launched a legal armada of defamation suits against Google, a German celebrity television presenter, and pretty much anyone else in the media that's taken to perpetuating the rumor that she used to work in the "red light world" of prostitution.
In another sign that officials are taking cyberbullying more seriously, GoDaddy has shut down peoplesdirt.com, which Maryland attorney general calls, "a slander, defamation Web site for high school students." Peoplesdirt.com "caused despair for students," says a Bethesda principal. [Washington Post]
Look, we wouldn't fancy being called "Horsey Face," "ho," "skank bitch," "#1 skanky superstar," "old hag," and "psychotic, lying, whoring, still going to clubs at her age, skank," either. But grounds for a lawsuit?