TAYLOR SWIFT CRITICIZED BY ACLU AFTER THREATENING TO SUE A BLOGGER FOR DEFAMATION



Meghan Herring blogger at PopFront says that;

“PopFront is a collective of writers,” she explained of the website, which launched in 2013. “There’s four founders, including myself.” For all of them, including their roster of contributors, writing is a hobby.

 By day, Herring is an entrepreneur whose background in law allowed her to think twice after receiving the letter from Swift’s lawyers and contact the ACLU. 


Since the ACLU published its rebuttal today, Herring has not heard from Swift’s team. She hopes this news will encourage other journalists to stand their ground and seek legal advice if ever faced with accusations of defamation, and that this forces Taylor Swift to make a public statement denouncing white supremacy.

Fresh off her last victory in court, and shortly before the November 10 release of Reputation, Taylor Swift has embarked on another potential legal battle. 


This time,she's up against blogger Meghan Herning, who wrote an article titled "Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation"  on culture and politics website PopFront. The post explores Swift's relationship with the alt-right, and the way Herning claims the singer has been lauded as a figurehead in the movement.

"Taylor’s lyrics in 'Look What You Made Me Do' seem to play to the same subtle, quiet white support of a racial hierarchy," she writes in the September 5 post. "Many on the alt-right see the song as part of a 're-awakening,' in line with Trump’s rise.

 At one point in the accompanying music video, Taylor lords over an army of models from a podium, akin to what Hitler had in Nazis Germany. The similarities are uncanny and unsettling."
Then, on October 5, Herning received a letter from Swift's lawyer, claiming that the blog post is defamation, insisting the writer issue a retraction, remove the story from all media sources, and cease and desist, threatening a lawsuit.

"The story is replete with demonstrable and offensive falsehoods which bear no relation to reality or the truth about Ms. Swift," the letter reads. "It appears to be a malicious attack against Ms. Swift that goes to great lengths to portray Ms. Swift as some sort of white supremacist figurehead, which is a baseless fiction masquerading as fact and completely misrepresents Ms. Swift."

William Briggs, Swift's attorney, goes on to say that this letter represents "yet another unequivocal denouncement by Ms. Swift of white supremacy and the alt-right," however, the very last line forbids Herning from ever showing it to the public without their authorization.

In your own opinion how do you think this situation is going to end, well why not leave a comment in the comment box below.

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