Law report | DEFAMATION AND THE MEDIA – RUBY AND THOMPSON CASE

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assignment topic. Defamation and the Media

Description

The relationship between celebrities and the media is a love-hate relationship. On one hand, they depend on each other for survival and on the other hand, they can be bitter rivals who end up in court for variousissues most important being defamation and violation of privacy. Celebrities are news sellers and the media would to anything to have their news appear on the headlines. At the same time, celebrities invest a lot in their image and reputation and wants only what they have approved to be published (Sheridan, North, Maltby, & Gillet, 2007). The law provides for the protection of the rights of each of the party. In this study, the case of Ruby and Thompson, a celebrity couple who have been alleged to have misbehaved after taking drugs, will be analysed, advising the couple on the steps they should take under the law.