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Reporter behind ‘Sh—y Media Men’ headed to trial



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The reporter who created “Sh—y Media Men,” a spreadsheet itemizing allegations of harassment and sexual assault in opposition to 70 newsmen, could also be dealing with a defamation trial after a federal decide 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 in search of $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 Courtroom Decide LaShann DeArcy Corridor mentioned in court docket papers filed Thursday.

Roberta Kaplan, Donegan’s lawyer, tried to acquire immunity for Donegan below the Communications Decency Act, a controversial legislation that protects social media customers who republish or host data, from being held legally chargeable for what others do on-line.

Moira Donegan's request for legal immunity was tossed by a federal judge.
Moira Donegan’s request for authorized immunity was tossed by a federal decide.
Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott is in search of $15 million in damages.
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Though Donegan was behind the creation of the spreadsheet, she inspired different ladies to contribute with their very own allegations of impropriety in opposition to males within the media, in keeping with court docket paperwork.