Phoebe Bridgers: Producer’s $4 million singer defamation case dropped

A multi-million dollar libel lawsuit against US musician Phoebe Bridgers has been dropped.

His lawsuit was originally filed by producer Chris Nelson in September 2021. Nelson sued the Kyoto singer for $3.8 million, alleging that she spread false accusations about him. that.

At the time, he alleges defamation, false lighting, willful emotional distress and willful interference with potential economic relationships.

In the original lawsuit, it says Bridgers had “consensual sex” with Nelson and his then-girlfriend, Emily Bannon “circa 2018”, this continued until Bannon and Nelson split hand in 2019.

After breaking up with Bannon, Nelson stated that Bridgers “posted false and defamatory statements about [him] as part of the supplier to destroy [his] the reputation of defendant Bridgers and [ex-girlfriend, Bannon’s] sexual relations”.

The defamation relates to an Instagram post from October 2020 where Nelson claimed Bridgers made “false and misleading statements” on her account in which she allegedly made “witness and can verify much of Chris Nelson’s abuse (grooming, stealing, violence) for himself”.

In February of this year, the singer responded to the claims and filed a lawsuit against SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Community Engagement) against Nelson, claiming that his lawsuit is intended to prevent block her First Amendment freedom of speech.

“I believe the statements I made in my Instagram story are true,” Bridgers wrote in a sworn statement filed Feb.

“My statements are made based on my personal knowledge, including statements I have heard from Mr. Nelson, as well as my own observations.”

“I continue to believe the claims I have made to be true,” she said at the time.

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According to Pitchfork, the case has now been dropped by an LA Supreme Court judge with the court granting her the anti-SLAPP motion she filed.

Anti-Slapp is a California law that Bridgers’ team used to suggest that Nelson had appeared in public so much that he needed to prove that Bridgers “was act with real malice”.

“We feel vindicated that the Court has recognized this lawsuit as frivolous and without merit,” a spokesperson for the “Motion Sickness” singer said of the dropped lawsuit.

“This win is important not only to our customers but to everyone she is looking to protect using her platform,” they added.

Bridgers is the partner of Irish actor Paul Mescal, famous for Ordinary People. Phoebe Bridgers: Producer’s $4 million singer defamation case dropped

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