I think Jim Griffin said, it well....para phased ...anyone going forward, its clear defamation.
I'm glad BM made a statement, draws a line in the sand going forward.
SC law is very clear, those who write, speak or publish defamation can be held liable.
I've also noticed, FITS and crew have backtracked, removed many Twitter post and a couple of the pod cast have been removed.
SECTION 16-7-150. Slander and libel.
Any person who shall with malicious intent originate, utter, circulate or publish any false statement or matter concerning another the effect of which shall tend to injure such person in his character or reputation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor, be subject to punishment by fine not to exceed five thousand dollars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or by both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to abridge any right any person may have by way of an action for damages for libel or slander under the existing law.