• High school principal sues students over MySpace page

    Date: 04.13.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Alaska high school principal Cyd Duffin took a stand in March, 2009 against creators of a fake MySpace page in her name. She was depicted as a racist drug-user with a sexually-transmitted disease. She reportedly liked books about the Ku Klux Klan, anarchy and pornography.  

    The page made statements about hearing-impaired students and the racial make-up of the student body.

    Cyd Duffin

    Mrs. Duffin filed a lawsuit against MySpace and unknown defendents for defamation and invasion of privacy. She was quoted saying “Go ahead and hit me, but don’t hit my kids.” The case against MySpace was dismissed when they agreed to turn over their records disclosing the creators of the fake profile.

    See http://www.adn.com/matsu/v-printer/story/748805.html  for full story.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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