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  • FILE - This July 11, 2013 photo shows Nik Richie, left, owner of the gossip website TheDirty.com, leaving the Federal Courthouse in Covington, Kentucky., with his lawyer, David Gingra, after a jury awarded Sarah Jones $338,000 in her defamation lawsuit against the website. An appeals court is considering whether an Arizona-based gossip website should have been allowed to be sued for defamation by Jones, convicted of having sex with a teenager. Attorneys for both sides argued their case Thursday, May 1, 2014 before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy) NO SALES

    Internet giants eye cheerleader's defamation suit

    An appeals court heard arguments Thursday over whether a gossip website should have been immune from a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, a case that Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are watching closely.

  • ** FILE ** Sarah Jones, a former high school teacher and Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center in Covington, Ky., on Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)

    Blogger contests ex-cheerleader's libel suit

    A gossip website operator defended himself Wednesday against a defamation lawsuit by arguing that a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader featured in posts on the site is a public figure.

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