Boston Herald loses libel case, says it will 'ultimately prevail'

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Media Nation


A jury in Massachusetts awarded Joanna Marinova $563,000 for a 2009 Boston Herald story that claimed she'd had sex with an inmate in a prison waiting room, David E. Frank reports.



Dan Kennedy has a good backgrounder on the case.



The Herald's law firm told Frank the article "was meticulously researched, carefully written and extremely well-documented" and said the paper "fully expects to ultimately prevail in this matter.”

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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