Ex-Bengals Cheerleader Scores Win In Internet Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal jury on Thursday awarded a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader $338,000 after finding that gossip website TheDirty.com and its owner defamed her by posting false assertions about her sex life, a decision that could have far-reaching effects for Internet defamation cases, according to the plaintiffs’ attorney.

In 2009, Sarah Jones sued Dirty World LLC, TheDirty.com and its owner, Hooman Karamian, also known as Nik Richie, aka Corbin Grimes, after the website posted comments made by contributors about Jones, including that she was dating a...
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