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Manzari v. Associated Newspapers Ltd., 14-55329

In an action alleging defamation by a pioneer in the online adult entertainment industry and famous under her professional name, Danni Ashe, the District Court's order denying the media defendant's motion to strike a complaint pursuant to California's anti-SLAPP statute is affirmed where at this stage in the litigation, plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence to move forward with her claim that Daily Mail Online employees acted with actual malice when they published an article implying that she was an HIV-positive sex worker.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/07/25




  • United States Ninth Circuit