Sarah Palin v. "Gryphen"

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Correspondence

Date: 

08/01/2009

Location: 

Alaska

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
On August 1, 2009, Sarah Palin's lawyer sent a cease and desist letter to Alaskan blogger "Gryphen" over a post published earlier that day on Gryphen's blog ImmoralMinority.   The cease and deist letter takes issue with a number... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Gryphen

Type of Party: 

Individual

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Alaska

Location of Party: 

  • Alaska
Description

On August 1, 2009, Sarah Palin's lawyer sent a cease and desist letter to Alaskan blogger "Gryphen" over a post published earlier that day on Gryphen's blog ImmoralMinority.  

The cease and deist letter takes issue with a number of statements made in the post "Exclusive! Sarah and Todd Palin are Splitsville!," including the statements that Palin "has purchased land in Montana" and that "Todd Palin pulled a gun on Levi [Johnston] in a heated exchange" in 2008.

The cease and desist letter demanded a retraction by 3:00 pm AST on August 1, 2009.  The letter further requested information on how Gryphen would like to be served with a complaint and summons should s/he decline to retract the post.  The next day, Gryphen responded to the letter with a post asserting that
s/he believed the factual information received from her sources to be
correct. As of September 17, 2009, there is no information that a legal action has been initiated.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
  • Legal Threat
  • Anonymity
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Alaska

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

Priority: 

1-High