A blogger and a lawyer sued over comments they made in the case of a Muslim-to-Christian convert said in court filings Tuesday that their remarks and postings were constitutionally protected free speech. Ohio attorney Omar Tarazi said in his $10 million lawsuit that Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller and Florida attorney John Stemberger defamed him by alleging he has contacts with terrorists and criminals. Geller said many of the postings singled out in the defamation lawsuit could fall within the realm of hyperbole.
Defendants in Lawyer's $10 Million Defamation Suit Cite Free Speech
The Associated Press
October 14, 2010