Facebook defamation lawsuit should serve as a warning to others

Facebook defamation lawsuit should serve as a warning to others

Dayvyne Dial of Asheville, North Carolina, recently won a $500K lawsuit settlement after someone made disparaging remarks about her on Facebook. It really doesn’t matter what caused the feud, however, a woman by the name of Jacquelyne Hammond allegedly posted the following about Ms. Dial on Facebook…

“I didn’t get drunk and kill my kid.”

In 1976, Ms. Dial’s 11-year-old son died in an unfortunate gun accident.

Ms. Dial had this to say about the outcome of the settlement…

“I think the warning was out there to other people who have been victim to these cyber stonings,” she said, “that if it’s not true, you may not be able to get away with it.”

So before you go making unsubstantiated posts on Facebook calling someone a child rapist or a child abuser, ask yourself if it’s really worth having to shell out 500 grand.

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