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News: Johnny Gill's Twitter Rants Against Record Exec Could Set Defamation Precedent
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 22:53:39 UTC
Topic: Industry News

When Notifi Records CEO Ira DeWitt sued former New Edition singer Johnny Gill for alleged defamation on Twitter, the executive became the latest test subject for how comments online will be treated by the courts. According to the lawsuit, @RealJohnnyGill accused DeWitt of hiring another singer to finish vocals on his song and then creating a fake Twitter page to leak the unfinished single. Gill claimed his record deal gave him authority over which songs were released as singles. Further, the singer is alleged to have attacked the reputation of DeWitt and her company by saying on Twitter that she was "deranged" and "f**king nuts," that Notifi was a fake company, and that she had a "hard on" for the song's producer. Complete Article





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