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The legal demand letter prominently alleged “demonstrably false information and defamatory statements about Smartmatic” that were made by guests Giuliani and Powell on shows hosted by Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo.

Prospect’s claim appears to refer to a written response from Aleman’s attorney to its assertion, in a letter threatening legal action, that Aleman had made three specific “defamatory” statements about the company to ProPublica.

Describing this claim as “baseless,” Aleman’s attorney replied that Aleman “steadfastly and wholly denies making any defamatory statements, including the ones generally alleged in your letter.”

In a letter responding to the company, Aleman’s lawyer denied that his client made any defamatory statements.

A Prospect lawyer also wrote Aleman, accusing him of making “false and defamatory” statements to ProPublica.

In court, Kimberlin was both outraged at the “pedophile” claims and slippery about whether they were defamatory.

The jurors could “send a message” that bitter, defamatory blogging and tweeting was unacceptable.

She calls shady allusions about her family “defamatory and degrading,” and “clearly anti-Semitic.”

Singer and his legal representatives have denied all claims, calling them defamatory and “without merit.”

We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit.

A person has no cause of action against another for defamatory words spoken to him; they must have been heard by a third person.

As the gist of the tort consists of the injury done to one's reputation, the defamatory statement must have been published.

No intent can, make a defamatory publication good, nothing can make it have a good tendency; truth is not pleadable.

These defamatory statements were usually first noticed in some religious paper or periodical.

This lampooner had the honour of being hanged at Rome for his defamatory publications.


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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defamatory, such as: derogatory, disparaging, injurious, insulting, abusive, and calumnious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.