LaPoint v. Dunkel

Complaint for Defamation and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress


This is the complaint in a defamation case. The defendants are a private individual who was stalking an ex-girlfriend. He caused an ad to be published in the two newspaper defendants (owned by one publishing company) that contained untrue statements. The newspapers accepted the paid ad, even though they had doubts about the truth of the contents.

When the ad ran in the papers, it was picked up on the internet and came to the attention of the morning drive show on 107.5, The River, a radio station in Nashville owned by Clear Channel Communications. The stalker was invited to come onto the show, where he made several further derogatory comments.

The stalker is now the subject of a criminal warrant and has so far dodged service.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | State, 6th Circuit, Tennessee | United States

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