Tagthesponsor.com is a website that is dedicated to exposing women on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media networks who supposedly finance their lifestyle through the use of “sponsors.” According to the website, many female Instagram models and celebrities are able to afford their apparently lavish lifestyle by essentially committing acts of prostitution. Some of the most shocking allegations made by the site involve women who accept payment from “sheiks” and travel across the world to commit an array of sex acts, fetishes, and other extremely degrading behavior for substantial sums of money. The site claims that these models do not participate in these acts for survival, but rather to show at high-end stores, afford the latest designer fashions, and otherwise live the “good life.”
Unfortunately, the allegations made on the site are often based on gossip, rumors, misperceptions and even outright jealousy. Some allegations made on the site are based on nothing more than perceptions from isolated social media posts. In many cases, there is no evidence to substantiate the claims made on the site. Unfortunately, while the claims made are upsetting enough, many of the “reports” are laced with venomous, acerbic insults and abuse to degrade and abuse the target.
If you have been posted on a website like tagthesponsor.com or its social media accounts, the Internet defamation removal Lawyers of Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA can work to have the false and damaging posts removed. We guarantee our results and will offer a full refund. To schedule a free and confidential Internet defamation removal consultation call our law firm at (216) 373-7706 today.
Defamation is a term that covers all spoken or written attempts to damage another person’s reputation. Spoken defamation is typically referred to as slander. Written or published defamation is referred to as libel. For defamation to be actionable, a legal remedy is available, it must meet certain standards. First, the defamation must be published or spoken. Second, the report or statement must be false or untrue. Third, the statement must cause damages to the targeting individual in some way. Perhaps the claims and allegations reduces the individual’s marketability or makes the unable to continue their line of work due to the false light the allegations have cast upon them. Finally, the statement must be unprivileged wot constitute defamation. While what constitutes privileged and unprivileged statements are subject to some degree of nuance, statements made online on websites and on social media platforms are generally unprivileged and may therefore be actionable.
Defamation is not a new problem. However, the way the law developed around the Internet has provided fertile ground for websites serving user-generated content. Furthermore, the lack of face-to-face contact and a sense of anonymity causes people to act more brazenly and make serious allegations without proof. Tagthesponsor.com is a website that takes social media posts by women and then spins stories about how the woman or women was able to have that experience. Typically, these stories involve allegations of lewd acts and other activities without any basis for the claims. Other times, they simply attack the women featured in the pictures for their apparent success and ability to enjoy life. The social media accounts also retweet similar allegations made by their followers. Simply because a person was able to enjoy a lavish experience does not mean that they committed sex acts to do so. Unfortunately, this site makes that assumption for many posts that include attractive women modeling clothes or experiences even when evidence regarding their allegations is lacking.
The attorneys at ReputationLawyer.com are able to work directly with the offending website to remove the post. This is particularly true when there is little to no basis for the allegation made. Additionally, although Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides the website or platform with broad protection from legal liability, this protection does not extend to the individual users who make false and defamatory claims about others online. Individual users of Twitter, Instagram, and other sites who make false and damaging statements about others merely based on appearance can be held liable for the damage they cause.
The online and social media defamation removal lawyers of Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA can work to remove malicious and defamatory online postings. Furthermore, in situations where legal action against an individual user is appropriate, we can work to hold the individual financially accountable for the harm they have caused. To schedule a free and confidential defamation consultation call (216) 373-7706 or contact us online.