The reporter who created “Sh—y Media Men,” a spreadsheet itemizing allegations of harassment and sexual assault towards 70 newsmen, could also be going through a defamation trial after a federal choose tossed her bid for immunity.
Moira Donegan, 32, was sued for defamation in 2018 by Stephen Elliott, a New Orleans-based author whose identify appeared within the on-line doc. Elliott is searching for $1.5 million in damages from Donegan and different creators of the checklist, claiming libel and emotional misery.
“As a result of Defendant has not met her burden on the query of whether or not she particularly inspired illegal content material, her movement should fail,” US District Court docket Decide LaShann DeArcy Corridor mentioned in courtroom papers filed Thursday.
Roberta Kaplan, Donegan’s lawyer, tried to acquire immunity for Donegan below the Communications Decency Act, a controversial regulation that protects social media customers who republish or host info, from being held legally accountable for what others do on-line.
Though Donegan was behind the creation of the spreadsheet, she inspired different ladies to contribute with their very own allegations of impropriety towards males within the media, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.