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Female journalist being sued for defamation after taking alleged harasser to court

30 Jun 2022

According to the Coalition for Women in Journalism and the journalist in question, two lawsuits for defamation were filed against Luna Safwan by alleged harasser, Jaafar al-Attar, and his lawyer. Safwan, along with seven others, had taken al-Attar to court in May 2021 for sexual harassment. Safwan commented on Twitter: ‘I’m a journalist, I’m among other women suing a man for sexual harassment in Lebanon. Today I received the news that not only is the harasser suing me for defamation but his lawyer is also suing me for the same reason. This is a BAD year for women.’

see Luna Safwan on Twitter, Coalition for Women in Journalism