The attorney for a well-known Broadway actor charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl cannot publish the name of the alleged victim in order to investigate whether she has ever falsely accused a man of abuse, an appeals court in Manhattan ruled Thursday.

A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, 1st Department, ruled in In re Fischetti, 1278, that the limitation imposed by a trial judge did not violate the First Amendment rights of the attorney, Ronald P. Fischetti, or his client’s Sixth Amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel.

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