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    Default Defamation of Character in a School Newspaper Publication

    In a recent publication a comment was made regarding a female student. In a "Valentine" edition of a school publication (reaching 8000+ people)an opinon poll was taken: "What are you doing on Valentine's Day?". 4 people named their siginificant others and mentioned that they will be with them (the abovementioned female student being one of them) Lastly, a "joke" opinion was posted by an male student, saying "Her" with an arrow pointing at the previos person- the female in question. The female student was made to look promiscuous, unfaithful, "easy", causing her a great concern in her reputation as she is quite involved in the school. There was also a disclaimer attached: the male student's opinion may not be his own, reffering that the newspaper staff wrote it. All opinions were including full names and photographs of the students. Most people found it funny, however the female is in great deal of stress and shame. What can be done? What are her rights? What compensation is she entitled to? Adding "insult to injury" is that the female student in question still has a year to go in the school, and does not want to attract any more attention than this incident already caused..

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    Default Defamation Per Se

    Defamation laws vary by state. However, often, the suggestion that a woman is unchaste or promiscuous will constitute defamation "per se", meaning that the content is presumed defamatory and harmful, and that the defendant has the burden of proving it true.

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