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Monday, December 11, 2023

Antoniou on The MeToo Movement and the Public Interest Defence in Libel @alexkantoniou @Uni_of_Essex

Alexandros Antoniou, Universty of Essex School of Law, is publisng The MeToo Movement and the Public Interest Defense in Libel</a in volume 34 of the Entertainment Law Review. Here is the abstract.

The article examines the first reported case in which an individual who was sexually assaulted and named their perpetrator successfully relied on the defence of public interest under section 4 of the Defamation Act 2013. The analysis explores the significance of this rare ruling for survivors of sexual abuse against the backdrop of the MeToo movement, considers its limitations and spotlights the financial challenges that sexual assault victims may face when defending defamation actions.

Download the essay from SSRN at the link.

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