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Gizmodo Media Group has settled two libel lawsuits without having to retract or pay. The articles being sued over were a June 2016 Deadspin article critical of Las Vegas oddsmaker RJ Bell and a May 2016 Jezebel article on the organization Superstar Machine.

“The original stories remain online and no words were changed or retracted,” Gizmodo spokesman Jeffrey Schneider told the Wall Street Journal. “Moreover, no money will change hands as part of these agreements. We are proud to stand by our reporting and with these journalists, who can now, thankfully, get on with their lives and careers.”

The Deadspin article has this editor’s note:

Update (January 16, 2019): In June 2017, RJ Bell and Pregame filed a defamation lawsuit over this article. The parties agreed to settle the case and, as part of that agreement, Deadspin is providing a link to Bell’s response to the allegations in the article: RJ Bell’s Response to This Article. Deadspin stands by its reporting.

The Jezebel article carries this editor’s note:

Update (January 16, 2019): In September 2017, Superstar Machine filed a defamation lawsuit over this article. The parties agreed to settle the case and, as part of that agreement, Jezebel is providing a link to SuperstarMachine’s response to the allegations in the article: Superstar Machine’s Response to This Article. Jezebel stands by its reporting.


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