By: KATIE MARASCO, ESQ.

With hundreds of websites, magazines and even twitter messages, these days it's easier to find out what is going on with your favorite (or least favorite) celeb than it is to get the latest in world news! It's also not uncommon to hear about these celebrities fighting back against the publications, whether web or print, which report what celebrities claim, is false information and that it has a negative effect on their reputation or perceived character.

If the false statements are actually seen in print, the claim the celebrity has against the alleged offender is for libel or defamation. If the celebrity is complaining about spoken words the cause of action will be slander. The one key factor in all this is that the offensive words, whether written or spoken, must actually be false for the offender to be liable. Furthermore, it's harder for a celebrity to win in this type of cause of action than it would be for a private person.

If you feel that you have been the victim of Defamation, slander or libel you may have a cause of action and you should seek the advice of an attorney. LawInfo has free legal resources and can help you find an attorney in your area.

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