By Holly Hughes
The model whose likeness appeared in the ad has won her defamation suit. © NY State Division of Human Rights
A model who was falsely identified as being infected with HIV in a 2013 public service advertisement is entitled to damages for defamation, according to a report in New York Law Journal.
State court judge Thomas Scuccimarra said in his ruling that falsely identifying the model in a stock photo as HIV positive was defamatory because “from the perspective of the average person, [it] clearly subjects her to public contempt, ridicule, aversion or disgrace.”
The model, Avril Nolan, sued for defamation …read more
Via: PDN Pulse