Jones v. The

STATUS: Default judgment of $11M awarded on 8.25.2010, but in question over proper service as of 8.27.2010.

E.D. Ky.: Website hit with $11 million judgment for post
Associated Press
A gossip website has been hit with an $11 million judgment for libel and slander after posting false accusations about a northern Kentucky teacher who sidelines as a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader.

Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader Sues The Dirty Over Claims She Caught Clap From Cheating Boyfriend
Phoenix New Times
A lawsuit filed against Richie and his Web site notes that the post includes a picture of a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, identified in the post as "Sarah J," with the claim that her ex-boyfriend, "Nate," cheated on her with more than 50 women and tested positive several times for chlamydia and gonorrhea. The author of the post suggests that "Nate" gave the diseases to "Sarah J."

UPDATE (8.27.2010):
E.D. Ky.: Cheerleader sued wrong company
Fox News
An NFL cheerleader who thought she had won $11 million in a defamation judgment against a gossip website may have the result nullified because her lawyers sued the wrong company, reported Thursday.
-- Decision: Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment

See also: named in libel suit

Update (9.7):
Victory in Online Defamation Lawsuit is Short-lived, as She Sued the Wrong Site
[Updates and quotes on the defamation suit in which the plaintiff sued instead of]

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