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Beaverton Grace Bible Church v. Smith (Blogger) Lawsuit (Washington County, Oregon)

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Another blog-media lawsuit:

“Beaverton Grace Bible Church v. Smith,” from the Citizen Media Law Project, July 10, 2012, includes a copy of the complaint and other court documents.

See also:

“Beaverton church sues blogging ex-member, seeks $500,000,” KPTV, July 12, 2012.

Excerpt: “BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) – A woman who badmouthed her former church on her blog may have to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars after the church filed a defamation lawsuit.

A Washington County Judge heard arguments from both sides Friday afternoon and now must decide whether the case will move forward.

The Beaverton Grace Bible Church sued Julie Anne Smith, saying her blog could ruin their reputation. Smith’s daughter and a third former church member are also targets of the lawsuit.

Smith said she stands by her blog posts.

She said the church practices spiritual abuse....” [Link to KPTV story.]