Creator of ‘S–ty Media Men’ List Faces Defamation Law Suit

Freelance writer Moira Donegan is facing a defamation lawsuit over her role in creating the “S–ty Media Men” list. The anonymous Google spreadsheet went around newsrooms last winter and accused dozens of media men of sometimes graphic incidents of sexual misconduct.

Writer Stephen Elliott — one of those named men on the list — filed a lawsuit against Donegan. In the suit, which was obtained by TheWrap, Elliott says that Donegan and up to 30 anonymous women identified as “Jane Does” caused severe damage to his name by perpetuating false information.

“The List contained false information and unsubstantiated allegations, including untrue statements alleging Plaintiff engaged in criminal sexual conduct, namely rape accusations, sexual harassment, coercion and unsolicited invitations to his apartment,” the suit reads. “The inflammatory false statements published in the List were abusive, vulgar, intentionally misleading as well as damning to the Plaintiff’s reputation and good name. The List was
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