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    Real Housewife Lisa Hochstein Sues Internet Commenter

    *If* the comment is proven to be untrue, do you think she has a case? Secondly, do you believe this will have any impact on comments made online?

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    It is silly and it needs to be thrown out. No one believes comments on the internet to be true.

    Unless you are the woman in the Allstate commercial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It is silly and it needs to be thrown out. No one believes comments on the internet to be true.

    Unless you are the woman in the Allstate commercial.
    Who are you to decide that?

    "Lisa was an escort who also did soft porn in Vegas," Lederman wrote, in response to a story about the Bravo franchise, according to the report. Hochstein says the comment is not only completely untrue, but also caused her "severe emotional distress," the lawsuit states.
    If someone on pregnancy.org wrote that about me, it wouldn't really matter. People on here aren't going to care whether it's true or not. Now, if someone posted that about me on facebook, people aren't going to just dismiss it. There could be serious consequences for the lies. True or not, it's going to be investigated through my work and could give ammunition should my X ever question my parenting. Students could run across the comments.

    The statement itself is believable. It could damage her reputation.

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    Agreeing with EW. This statement is out there and can cause questions in the future. I wouldn't be pleased if I had this info, it was untrue, and it was over the internet even in a small comment somewhere. I would take that person to court.

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    IF its untrue its slander. No problem with her suing. All of these reality people try to parlay their experince into future work and a statement like this could hurt her ability wo find work I. The slimy underbelly of reality tv. Then again it's probably some prearranged attentions lot to get a d list celeb some press.

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    To clarify, we are talking about just the normal commits section of a website. Like the commits on Fox News or ABCnews. I would think a lot of that is untrue or just someone's opinion. Most of the time people do not even give a real name so how would you know who actually said it? DH has had the problem on ABCnews of posting then having someone with opposing views posting under the same sign in name as himself saying things he would never say. I believe this to be very common. The environment of those commit sections would change drastically if you could be held liable for anything said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Who are you to decide that?

    If someone on pregnancy.org wrote that about me, it wouldn't really matter. People on here aren't going to care whether it's true or not. Now, if someone posted that about me on facebook, people aren't going to just dismiss it. There could be serious consequences for the lies. True or not, it's going to be investigated through my work and could give ammunition should my X ever question my parenting. Students could run across the comments.

    The statement itself is believable. It could damage her reputation.
    We aren't talking about facebook. We are talking about the comments section of TMZ. You can't believe half the stuff on TMZ itself, let alone the comments section!
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    It doesn't matter where it is. If it is untrue, as Melissa said, it is slander because it was done in a public forum and can hurt her reputation.

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    It doesn't really matter what the forum is, whether facebook or TMZ or the Wall Street Journal, and it doesn't matter if some people find it believeable or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    It doesn't really matter what the forum is, whether facebook or TMZ or the Wall Street Journal, and it doesn't matter if some people find it believeable or not.
    But how would you do it? Most of these sites do not require an e-mail address let alone someone real identification? How would you know who posted it? For example (I would never do this but have seen it done), if someone created a brand new e-mail and account on preg.org and then said mean or untrue things about someone else, the worst that could happen is that your account would be deactivated. I would not expect to sue someone else on here because they said something mean about me. I do not even see how or why you could?

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