Can You Defame Someone on Instagram?
Famous rapper The Game is being sued by his former babysitter, Karen Monroe, for defamation on Instagram. Monroe claims her reputation was damaged after the star—who has over 1 million followers on the platform—posted several rants about her on his account. One particular post featured her image overlaid with the caption: ”Beware if this person is watching your children, she is a very dangerous baby sitter.” She says she can no longer find work in the industry and has received death threats.
Via the Digital Media Law Project:
Though stars have previously gotten in trouble for airing dirty laundry on social media, this seems to be the first time someone has been sued for their activity on Instagram.
Read more about the case here or check out the Digital Media Law Project’s summary of legal questions currently on Instagram’s radar.
Image: Phone screenshot of The Game’s Instagram feed, which often showcases his adorable daughter.