RIAG Files Defamation Lawsuit Against The Hollywood Reporter

Together with co-counsel Ian Brenson and Rodney Smolla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_A._Smolla), we filed a defamation lawsuit in federal court in Chicago against The Hollywood Reporter arising out of an article about the Sony cyberattack last December. See complaint:  https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/thr-sony-hack-defamation-lawsuit.pdf.  Our client, Nicole Basile, is a freelance payroll administrator who has been working on major film productions for the last several years. The Hollywood Reporter article singled out Nicole and falsely communicated, explicitly and by undisguised implication, that she was one of the hackers responsible for the cyberattack. Since the article came out, she has not been offered a single job commensurate with her experience. It has, in short, destroyed her career.

See http://deadline.com/2015/11/hollywood-reporter-lawsuit-sony-attack-defamation-prometheus-global-media-1201614685/ and http://variety.com/t/nicole-basile/

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