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DontDate Web site sued for defamation
UPI ^ | 30JUN06 | UPI

Posted on 06/30/2006 2:46:38 PM PDT by familyop

MIAMI, June 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer has sued a Florida-based Web site claiming he was defamed on Don'tDateHimGirl.com.

The site allows women to vent about ex-boyfriends and spouses and, presumably, to warn others about their exes' nasty habits. But Todd Hollis of Pittsburgh says his former girlfriend published false and malicious information about his health and sexual habits.

"When you have to explain to someone that you don't have herpes or that you are not a dog or that these accusations are malicious and false it really bothers you," Hollis told the Miami Herald. "You feel awkward when you are walking up and down the street. You don't know whether the whole world knows about it, or if someone is looking at you in a different light because of it."

Tasha Joseph, who founded the site, argues that she is protected by the Communication Decency Act, the newspaper said.

"Internet service providers such as myself aren't responsible for the third party postings of our users, because it's not me defaming Todd Harris, but the woman accusing him of cheating on them," Joseph said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defamation; divorcestate; feminists; florida; lawsuit; lifelong; manhaters; onlinedating; singles; slander
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...another feminist effort to separate men from employers?
1 posted on 06/30/2006 2:46:41 PM PDT by familyop
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To: longtermmemmory

Ping.


2 posted on 06/30/2006 2:47:47 PM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: familyop

Nope. Pure hate, nothing else.


3 posted on 06/30/2006 2:50:30 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: familyop

He should be suing her, not the web site.


4 posted on 06/30/2006 2:52:21 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: familyop

I wonder if this guy injects himself with estrogen or wears lipstick? Stop being a womanish crybaby! Suck it up and be a man!


5 posted on 06/30/2006 2:56:06 PM PDT by Jaysun (I'm from a little place called Smithereens. It ain't pretty out here.)
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To: familyop
More here from the AP: Man Sues Over Web Site Comments
6 posted on 06/30/2006 2:58:04 PM PDT by SmithL (The fact that they can't find Hoffa is proof that he never existed.)
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To: Jaysun

It seems to me that he's being as manly as the law allows. Why should anyone simply "suck it up" when being defamed? He can't fight back physically without landing jail -- and he still wouldn't have cleared his name.


7 posted on 06/30/2006 2:59:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: familyop

Boston Legal did a show on this kind of thing. It was very fair. The guy ended up winning. It portrayed the owner of the website as a nasty, bitter woman.


8 posted on 06/30/2006 3:00:46 PM PDT by Hildy (Change calls the tune we dance to.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Apparently two women have posted that he is bad news. He's a lawyer too. Three strikes.


9 posted on 06/30/2006 3:01:11 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: familyop

"You feel awkward when you are walking up and down the street. You don't know whether the whole world knows about it, or if someone is looking at you in a different light because of it."

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean no ones out to get you!

You'd have to know a lawyer would come up with this drivil. Wonder what he thinks the Judge is saying about him?


10 posted on 06/30/2006 3:02:23 PM PDT by saleman
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
It seems to me that he's being as manly as the law allows. Why should anyone simply "suck it up" when being defamed? He can't fight back physically without landing jail -- and he still wouldn't have cleared his name.

Give me a break. A men ignore this sort of nonsense. He sounds like a prepubescent girl trying to get even with another prepubescent girl for calling her "fatty" on the playground. He needs to move on.
11 posted on 06/30/2006 3:02:41 PM PDT by Jaysun (I'm from a little place called Smithereens. It ain't pretty out here.)
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To: Jaysun

Oh PLEASE. "Suck it up and be a man"? In what bizarro world does letting your reputation and character be dragged through the mud by some malicious whore mean you're "being a man"?

Sheesh.


12 posted on 06/30/2006 3:02:53 PM PDT by Locke_Lomond
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
It seems to me that he's being as manly as the law allows. Why should anyone simply "suck it up" when being defamed? He can't fight back physically without landing jail -- and he still wouldn't have cleared his name.

Give me a break. Men ignore this sort of nonsense. He sounds like a prepubescent girl trying to get even with another prepubescent girl for calling her "fatty" on the playground. He needs to move on.
13 posted on 06/30/2006 3:02:54 PM PDT by Jaysun (I'm from a little place called Smithereens. It ain't pretty out here.)
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To: ladyjane

Hehe. It's only defamation and libel if it's demonstrably untrue.


14 posted on 06/30/2006 3:03:27 PM PDT by Truth-The Anti Spin
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To: Jaysun

You sound like the average feminazi -- rip and tear and men 24/7, and then claim they're sissies for not standing there and taking it? A man strikes back. He doesn't let people push him around -- news flash, man, letting the world make you its personal punching bag is NOT manly.


15 posted on 06/30/2006 3:05:28 PM PDT by Locke_Lomond
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To: Locke_Lomond
Oh PLEASE. "Suck it up and be a man"? In what bizarro world does letting your reputation and character be dragged through the mud by some malicious whore mean you're "being a man"? Sheesh.

Oh PLEASE my ass. Everyone has apparently turned into a bunch of damned crybabies.
16 posted on 06/30/2006 3:06:18 PM PDT by Jaysun (I'm from a little place called Smithereens. It ain't pretty out here.)
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To: familyop

Shouldn't he be suing the person who made the statement rather than the medium over which the statement was made?


17 posted on 06/30/2006 3:06:48 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Jaysun
Put yourself in his place. Imagine if a local website said the following about "Jaysun"
* frequents gay bars;
* active member of the Communist Party;
* dated Helen Thomas;
* wears a thong;
* likes to eat tofu ...

At what point would you stop "sucking it up" and try to put an end to the defamation?
18 posted on 06/30/2006 3:07:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Locke_Lomond
You sound like the average feminazi -- rip and tear and men 24/7, and then claim they're sissies for not standing there and taking it? A man strikes back. He doesn't let people push him around -- news flash, man, letting the world make you its personal punching bag is NOT manly.

Then sue - it's the milquetoast thing to do. People can't get away with hurting someone else's feelings or saying mean things about them - true or not. It's.....it's just not fair, dammit.
19 posted on 06/30/2006 3:11:49 PM PDT by Jaysun (I'm from a little place called Smithereens. It ain't pretty out here.)
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To: Locke_Lomond

Um, In My World?

I've been married 3 times. Married 11 years to the 3rd and last. Still see the ex'es on occasion. I live in a small town. You should hear what these dingbats say about me after about 2 drinks too many!

Haven't sued yet.


20 posted on 06/30/2006 3:11:51 PM PDT by saleman
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