In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Let’s say a man is working with a woman in a professional capacity. Let’s further say that, without necessarily wanting to pursue a romantic, sexual or any other sort of personal relationship with her, the man finds the woman physically attractive. It’s hard, after all, not to notice when someone else is attractive.
Seems to me that the man in question really ought to keep his opinion to himself, at minimum until and unless he has established a strong level of rapport and mutual professional esteem with the woman in question. And maybe not even then. This isn’t so hard, is it?