Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sue Scheff on Media Attention

After having major media outlets interested in my story and the priceless service of Reputation Defender and MyEdge - there will always be people that feel this is a way to freeze their freedom of speech.

It couldn't be further from the truth. Your first amendment doesn't condone defamation and other libelous acts. My $11.3M "jury verdict for damages" - not a default verdict - was rendered after hours of deliberation and not taken lightly. The jurors went through hundreds of defamatory posts.

All the reputable media outlets I interviewed with, including Washington Post, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, 20/20 ABC News and others know my whole story - both victorious jury trials - as well as my mistakes.

I have made a lot of mistakes, as many have, but I am willing to share them to help others. It may put me in the hot seat, however the good that comes from it is worth it.