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Topic - Nik Richie
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.
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.
But Bertelsman has ruled four times against Richie's arguments involving the Communications Decency Act, finding that the very name of Richie's website, the way he manages it and the personal comments that he adds to many posts all encourage offensive content.
Mr. Richie has said the two posts cited in Ms. Jones' lawsuit included text and photos submitted by people who knew her.