Gene Cooley is awarded $404,000 for libelous internet postings surrounding the death

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/01/26/nr.victim.of.internet.libel.cnn?hpt=T2

    http://www.ajc.com/news/ga-man-awarded-404-809868.html


    ...The poster wrote Cooley was a "pervert" and drug addict with a lengthy criminal record, a man who had been in prison and rehab. Harper’s daughter, who was 9 at the time, must be protected from Cooley, the poster wrote.

    “I didn’t really even know the woman. I knew her in passing,” Cooley, 44, told the AJC. “She worked at two places [where] I was a customer.”

    Cooley had a criminal background check run on himself showing that he had no such past, but people didn’t seem to care. Eventually he had to leave Blairsville, where his mother, sister and two sons lived, to find another job. He now lives in Augusta and works as a hairdresser.

    Ballew is the woman who wrote the posts under the pseudonyms Mouth, Calvin, Bugs, Yuck, Rebel and Slim. She admitted in court that she also had conversations with herself, posting her concerns on the site under one name and then agreeing with the posts under another persona.

    When asked in court why she wrote those things about Cooley, Ballew answered, “I watched him and I can tell a pervert. Every time a pretty girl walked by, he would look at them. I get a feeling.”...



    What is wrong with people. She "got a feeling" about him? Evidently you were wrong biotch! I hope this cripples her financially for life.
     
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    That's horrible!
    "mean and dumb is a bad combination" I like that :)
     
  4. Kathaboo K

    Kathaboo K Keeper of the Pomihuahuas

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    Nothing like having a conversation with yourself:slap:
     
  5. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    What does that mean?
     
  6. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    She's saying the lady's a nut for creating multiple personalities for the site.
     
  7. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Oh, that makes sense. Thanks.
     
  8. Kathaboo K

    Kathaboo K Keeper of the Pomihuahuas

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    LOL :floorlaugh:
     
  9. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    My doctor thinks I may be schizophrenic, and he thinks I might be too.
     

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