On a surprising note, a woman from Asheville was penalized with $500,000 (Rs. 3.2 crores) for writing a false post on Facebook and accusing her former friend and colleague of killing her son.
The incident happened in North Caroline, and as per the report from a leading media platform, it was mentioned that in 2015 Jacquelyn Hammond wrote on her Facebook of Davyne Dial, as “I didn’t get drunk and kill my kid.” As Ms. Dial, who reportedly nothing to do with the death of her son, claimed it as a false statement and made a complained against her for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
As per the information, the friendship between the duo was soured after having a fight when both were working at the radio station. Ms. Dial, shared, “She made many untrue statements on social media, but this one was very painful.”
The judge of North Caroline has asked to pay $500,000 in total. Among it, 250,000 for actual damages and $250,000 for punitive damages.Missy Owen, a lawyer, shared that people should learn from Hammond mistake, as most of them have forgotten the importance of their words these days like her. “These kinds of false statements might hurt and cause severe damage to the reputation of others.
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