Singer Courtney Love settled a defamation lawsuit filed against her by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, the Independent reported. Love commented on Twitter and MySpace that Simorangkir was “a thief and a criminal,” according to the Independent. “It is thought to have been the first libel settlement prompted by tweets.”
Love will pay $430,000.
See here the suit against Love in damages.
iMediaEthics previously addressed the topic of Twitter libel in this November post. New Zealand cricket player Chris Cairns’ suit against Indian Premier League chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi was “the first Twitter libel case to reach and be decided in court,” according to the Independent.