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Synonyms for defamer

one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

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The other approach, which began to take hold in 1983, also allows someone claiming defamation to take their alleged defamer to court, but puts the burden of proof on the accuser.
In Tarantino's view, Gawker media has taken things far this time, and instead of just linking out to the news of the leak, Defamer crossed the line by, in addition to soliciting readers for access to the screenplay, promoted itself online as the first official source.
60) The petition itself "bristled with the pernicious outpourings" of Freud, Langston Hughes, and Bertrand Russell, and drew special attention to the "utterly inexcusable" presentation by Langston Hughes, again the "negro communist and defamer of the South.
To further prove the point, consider a situation where the alleged defamer also discloses that the record was expunged.
In his review of Batoula, Hemingway acknowledges "the swirl of condemnation, indignation and praise" surrounding the book and recounts an episode in the Chamber of Deputies where Maran was "bitterly attacked" as "a defamer of France" and disparaged as a "biter of the hand that fed him" ("Black Novel" 112).
pointed out, "[I]t remains true that an effective way to establish that somebody could 'honestly express the opinion on the proved facts' is to call the defamer (if available) to establish that he or she did indeed express an honest belief.
For example, in one place, she translates communis diffamator vcinorum as "common defamer of his neighbors"; in another, communis diffamatrix vicinorum suorum as "common scold.
There's Valleywag for Silicon Valley, Defamer for Hollywood's entertainment industry, and Wonkette for Washington politics.
Wise's Free Synagogue in Carnegie Hall on October 30, 1927, acknowledged that "only persons who are specifically named in the defamatory remarks may bring suit against the defamer.
As Defamer put it, "Thanks, 'Superbad,' for elevating period blood to the ranks of bodily fluids employed in comedies.
Defamation is generally a strict liability tort where the intention of the defamer is irrelevant.
The nub of this case, however, was that under the applicable state law, the plaintiff charter school was a governmental entity, thereby triggering First Amendment expression as a protection for the defendant, or alleged defamer.