Columbia Journalism Review Sued Over 'Gentle Marcy' Story

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- A woman who says she was falsely outed as a drug-addled hippie runaway decades ago sued the Columbia Journalism Review and the reporter she claims broke his promise of confidentiality in New York on Thursday, saying a recent follow-up article restated falsehoods and revealed additional identifying details.

Plaintiff Margaret Won accuses the prestigious review of maliciously repeating a number of bogus claims originally published in a 1967 Newsweek profile titled “Gentle Marcy: A Shattering Tale,” written by named defendant and former Columbia University graduate journalism professor...
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Case Information

Case Title

Won v. Columbia Journalism Review et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Assault Libel & Slander


Alison J. Nathan

Date Filed

October 31, 2013

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