Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Gossip Site Wins Appeal Of Cheerleader’s Lawsuit
An appeals court has found that an Arizona-based gossip website should have been immune from being sued by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader over online posts that she was promiscuous and had sexually transmitted diseases.
The decision from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a federal Kentucky judge’s decision allowing the lawsuit to proceed.
Former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones sued thedirty.com owner Nik Richie in 2012 over anonymously submitted posts about her.
A jury found the posts were substantially false and that Richie had acted with malice or reckless disregard by allowing them to be published. Jones was awarded $338,000.
Jones’ attorney says he’ll likely appeal.
Internet giants like Google and Facebook have watched the case closely, saying the result had the potential to chill online speech.