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Taylor Swift Threatens Lawsuit Against Music Writer After ‘Defamatory’ Review

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Four days before the release of her sixth album, Reputation, Taylor Swift is coming under fire for threatening a music writer’s freedom of speech. On Monday, news broke that the 27-year-old singer is threatening PopFront editor, Meghan Herning, for writing a review comparing Swift’s song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” to support of white supremacy and the alt-right.

The review, which was published on September 5 and titled “Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation,” argued that Swift’s music catered to racism in the United States and claimed that the singer was a member of the “lower-case kkk,” a term dubbed by actor Aziz Ansari to refer to quiet supporters of white supremacy.

Herning’s piece referenced Swift’s lyrics (such as “I rise up from the dead. I do it all the time.”) and a shot from the music video, where Herning compared her stance to Adolf Hitler’s, as evidence of Swift’s racism. “Silence in the face of injustice means support for the oppressor,” Herning wrote.

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On October 25, roughly two months after the review was published, Herning received a letter from Swift’s legal team demanding that the story be taken down and that PopFront issue a retraction. The letter, which calls the review “defamatory,” also privately stated Swift’s denouncement of white supremacy—though, Swift’s attorneys restricted Herning from publicizing the denouncement due to copyright protection.

After receiving the letter, Herning reached out to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for help. In a letter hitting back at Swift, the ACLU argued that the singer has no legal basis for a lawsuit threat, considering the review was based entirely on opinion and thus protected by the First Amendment and freedom of speech. “This is a completely unsupported attempt to suppress constitutionally protected speech,” said ACLU attorney Michael Risher.

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The ACLU’s letter also took subtle jabs at Swift’s music, with sentences cheekily referencing the singer’s lyrics and song titles. “Criticism is never pleasant, but a celebrity has to shake it off, even if the critique may damage her reputation,” is one of several references the ACLU made.

In her own statement, Herning also denounced Swift, claiming that the singer used “scare tactics” to bully her and PopFront, a culture blog with less than 130 twitter followers, into submission. “The press should not be bullied by high-paid lawyers or frightened into submission by legal jargon,” Herning said. “These scare tactics may have worked for Taylor in the past, but I am not backing down.”

 


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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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WVU needs 40-minute effort against LSU

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

WVU needs 40-minute effort against LSU
For the West Virginia women's basketball team, Sunday's 76-61 win over Albany in the opening round of the NCAA tournament was a tale of two halves. “We just stuck it out and came together in huddles and said, 'Listen, we can't let this one get away …
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'Remake, remodel:' 3 ways the digital revolution has changed women's magazines
Duffy has students who spend long hours blogging about fashion, hoping the exposure will launch their careers. Duffy writes about several women's magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Ladies' Home Journal and their use of social media and …
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Save the date!: Upcoming events in the area
The Elmhurst Junior Women's club will hold its 12th Elmhurst Kitchen Expedition on Sunday, April 27th from 12-5 p.m. Attendees will tour 6 homes in Elmhurst with a focus on the kitchens and dining areas. … Chicago House will host its 27th Annual …
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Eli Lilly's NAFTA Lawsuit Threat Against Canada Prompts Calls For Review Of

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Eli Lilly's NAFTA Lawsuit Threat Against Canada Prompts Calls For Review Of
A U.S.-based pharma giant's threat to sue Canada for $ 500 million under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has prompted activist groups to launch a petition and call for a rethink of investors' rights in Canada. Earlier this year …
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Fall fashion has an edge
Tant is a well-known face in Canada's fashion landscape having worked in top jobs at Chatelaine, Flare and Hello! Canada. She landed her new gig, a first for … Channel Sid and Nancy with the right details (leather is key), fabrics and metal …
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One Day at a Time
Speaking of terrible tempers, Girls Gone Wild founder/dickhead Joe Francis has been sentenced to at least 270 days in jail for a 2011 incident in which he allegedly invited three women back to his mansion, refused to let them leave, and choked one of …
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