Defamation

Former Congressman, ally of Donald Trump, and regular lawsuit instigator Devin Nunes has lost his defamation case against CNN and its anchor Jake Tapper. Nunes is the CEO of the social media platform Truth Social – a platform founded by Trump in October 2021 after Twitter suspended his account. Nunes sued over a segment on CNN Tonight with Jake Tapper broadcast on 31 October 2022. In the segment Tapper commented on the “spreading” “of offensive and false conspiracy theories” following the violent attack...

Drag queen Eric Posey (who goes by the stage name Mona Liza Million) has filed a defamation claim against Summer Bushnell, a far-right blogger, after she told followers of her blog The Bushnell Report that Posey had exposed himself to children in June at a Pride Event in Idaho and called for his arrest....

Coleen Rooney has come out the victor in the long-running libel case brought against her by Rebekah Vardy. The case, dubbed “Wagatha Christie” stemmed from a post from Ms Rooney on Twitter and Instagram about the leaking of stories about her private life to the Sun newspaper....

TV presenter Rachel Riley’s libel claim against Vox Political blogger Michael Sivier reached the High Court last week, with the Countdown star suing Mr Sivier over an online article bearing the headline “Serial abuser Rachel Riley to receive ‘extra protection’ – on grounds that she is receiving abuse”....