SLAPP Un-Happy

SLAPP Un-Happy

On the Media WNYC Studios
April 07, 2021 • 18m
For over four years, Reveal, an award-winning program from the Center for Investigative Reporting, was embroiled in a multimillion-dollar libel suit. Planet Aid, a non-profit known for clothing collection, had sued the podcast over an intensive two-year investigation that "tied the charity to an alleged cult and raised significant questions about whether the funds from the U.S. and other governments actually were reaching the people they were intended to help." Two weeks ago, a judge in California dismissed the case. Here's the judge's full ruling. Despite being a fairly straightforward SLAPP case—the case required dozens of reporter hours that took away from crucial reporting work—the...

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