Violet Blue v. Burch, No. CCH-08-568060 (Burch); CCH-08-568061 (Alter) (Cal. Super. Ct., San Francisco County restraining order denied Aug. 8, 2008).

Status: Restraining order denied

Online sex columnist Violet Blue filed a request for a restraining order in July 2008 against David “Ben” Burch and Nina Alter. The claims followed allegedly threatening emails received by her from Burch, as well as disparaging statements made about her on numerous websites, including Burch’s blog ( and The restraining order was denied on August 8, 2008, when the court concluded that the plaintiff had failed to meet her burden of proof.

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