Judge Tosses Lawyer’s Suit Against Ex-Girlfriends for Posts at Liarscheatersrus.com
Posted Feb 22, 2012 6:59 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A federal judge has dismissed a lawyer’s suit against two ex-girlfriends that claims their online statements about him interfered with his legal career.
Matthew Couloute Jr. had sued former roller derby queen Stacey Blitsch and another ex for their posts about him at liarscheatersrus.com. The online rants had claimed Couloute is a cheating “scum” who dumped his girlfriends. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Harold Baer tossed the case, ruling that the women’s statements were opinion and “clearly hyperbolic,” report the New York Daily News and the New York Post.
Couloutte plans to appeal. He told the Daily News that the ruling means “as long as it’s opinion, you can bully or harass anyone you want online.”