Dilan Esper on Joshua Wright’s Defamation Lawsuit

The 42nd episode (Apple Podcasts link here and Spotify link here) of “Strangers on the Internet” features attorney Dilan Esper.

In the fourth part of this coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against ex-George Mason University law professor and former FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright (part 1 with Prof. Christa Laser is here, part 2 with Prof. Brandy Wagstaff here, and part 3 with Aliza Shatzman here), I have a conversation with Dilan Esper, an experienced litigator in areas that include defamation law and the First Amendment. Dilan walks listeners through Josh’s highly unusual defamation legal complaint against two of the women who accused Josh of misconduct, Elyse Dorsey and Angela Landry.

Dilan and I focus on some of the most controversial parts of this legal document, and Dilan explains how Josh likely fails to meet the standard to get past a defendant motion to dismiss. Dilan also shows why things will probably get even worse for Josh if he does make it past such a motion, quite possibly resulting in more damaging materials and testimony appearing during the discovery process.

Come find out why Dilan says that despite reading thousands of complaints in his career, Josh’s complaint is unmatched in the extent to which it opens a window into a man’s dark soul.

Note: According to a statement printed in the media by Lindsay McKasson, counsel to Joshua Wright at Binall Law Group “all allegations of sexual misconduct are false,” “These false allegations are being made public after unsuccessfully demanding millions of dollars behind closed doors,” and “We look forward to total vindication in court.” According to a tweet by Prof. Christa Laser, “I don’t appreciate that his attorney falsely suggests we are all lying (1/2 was in writing!) & want $ (this is a lie–I only want him gone).”

(Dilan Esper)

Source link: https://reason.com/volokh/2023/09/02/strangers-on-the-internet-podcast-ep-42-dilan-esper-on-joshua-wrights-defamation-lawsuit/




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