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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Defamation (S.D.N.Y.)

Feb. 14, 2020, 2:17 PM

The former chief creative officer of advertising agency Crispin Porter & Bogusky can pursue defamation claims against two unnamed actors for their roles in an anti-sexual harassment social media campaign that helped spur his firing, the Southern District of New York ruled. Parts of the ad executive’s defamation allegations against Illinois Doe 1 and NY Doe 2 contain enough detail to satisfy federal pleading requirements, the court said. His allegations grow out of postings made on Instagram, Facebook, and other accounts run by Diet Madison Avenue, a group seeking to expose sexual harassment and discrimination in the advertising industry. DMA...

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