Lindsay Lohan Loses Defamation Fight With Fox News
Lindsay Lohan has lost her fight against Fox News Channel executives over remarks a network guest made on air about her drug use.
The actress and her mother Dina filed a defamation lawsuit against the company earlier this year claiming they were hurt and upset by comments made by a guest on newsman Sean Hannity’s show in February 2014, suggesting they took cocaine together.
Now, a judge in the case has shut the Lohans down, stating, “Truth is a defense,” and insisting the comments weren’t made maliciously, according to TMZ.
The lawmaker also dismissed Dina’s separate lawsuit, in which she claimed she was defamed by the same Fox News guest, Michelle Fields, over remarks made about her relationship with her famous daughter during a discussion about celebrities who had lost their lives following drug overdoses.
In the Lohans suit, filed in February, their lawyer claimed Fields “falsely, inappropriately and shockingly stated, unequivocally and as a ‘matter of fact’ that ‘Lindsay Lohan’s mother is doing cocaine with her’.”
The legal complaint continued, “Fields made the false, defamatory, heartless, derogatory comment in the context of the show’s topic… (It) was a direct smear on the character/reputation of (the Lohans)… (and it) was a totally irresponsible and malicious innuendo… (that) Lindsay Lohan might become the next celebrity to join the obituary list.”
After the episode aired, Fox News bosses posted the clip online and refused to take it down when Lindsay’s lawyers asked them to.