Over $10 MILLION awarded to Johnny Depp for DEFAMATION

  1. the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
    "she sued him for defamation
noun: slander
  1. the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
    "he is suing the TV network for slander"
      • a false and malicious spoken statement.
        plural noun: slanders
        "I've had just about all I can stomach of your slanders"
    verb: slander; 3rd person present: slanders; past tense: slandered; past participle: slandered; gerund or present participle: slandering
    1. make false and damaging statements about (someone).
      "they were accused of slandering the head of state"
      Middle English: from Old French esclandre, alteration of escandle, from late Latin scandalum (see scandal).
      *char·ac·ter as·sas·si·na·tion
      /ˈker(ə)ktər əˌsasnˈāSHən/
      noun: character assassination; plural noun: character assassinations
      1. the malicious and unjustified harming of a person's good reputation.
        "all too often they discredit themselves by engaging in character assassination"
        noun: libel; plural noun: libels
        1. 1.
          a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.
          a false and typically malicious statement about a person.
          • a thing or circumstance that brings undeserved discredit on a person by misrepresentation.
            1. 2.
              (in admiralty and ecclesiastical law) a plaintiff's written declaration.
            verb: libel; 3rd person present: libels; past tense: libelled; past participle: libelled; gerund or present participle: libelling; past tense: libeled; past participle: libeled; gerund or present participle: libeling
            1. 1.
              defame (someone) by publishing a libel.
              "she alleged the magazine had libeled her"
              make a false and typically malicious statement about.
              1. 2.
                (in admiralty and ecclesiastical law) bring a suit against.
                "if a ship does you any injury you libel the ship"

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