You Don't Restore Your Good Name By Dragging It Through The Mud In Court

from the just-a-suggestion dept

We thought that by now, most people had recognized that trying to hide something by using the courts just got it that much more attention (dubbed the "Streisand Effect" after her success in promoting a photo of her home that she wanted off the internet). However, people still seem to have trouble understanding this. Witness the upcoming court case filed against a Washington DC blogger who famously kept a very public diary of her sexual escapades with a number of different men in the city. One of them filed this lawsuit, which has dragged the story back into the headlines long after it had died down. And, for what purpose? Apparently, he says it's to restore his "good name." Of course, that would make more sense if he wasn't involved in a high profile lawsuit involving all sorts of private details about his sex life. At least the AP report covering this notes the irony of the situation, and even quotes a lawyer pointing out that using the court systems for such things is often "the worst possible forum."

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    Avatar28, 27 Dec 2006 @ 7:22pm

    Did she even use their real names?

    I haven't read the offending blogs (though it sounds like I need to), but from what I understand about this, didn't she use fictitious names anyways? So by filing in court and making it public, he's putting his real name out there.

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