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SACKRIN & TOLCHINSKY, P.A., ANNOUNCES FILING OF CYBER DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST BROOKE ELLEN BOLLEA A/K/A BROOKE HOGAN
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL — Sackrin & Tolchinsky, P.A., a boutique South Florida-area law firm, announces the filing of a cyber defamation lawsuit on behalf of its client, Alexis “Lexi” Williams, against former reality TV star and singer Brooke Ellen Bollea a/k/a Brooke Hogan. The lawsuit, filed in the circuit court in and for Broward County, Florida, arises from social media posts Brooke published to her public Twitter and Instagram accounts in April, 2015, falsely accusing Ms. Williams of involvement in dog fighting. The style of the case is: Alexis “Lexi” Williams v. Brooke Ellen Bollea a/k/a Brooke Hogan, Case No. CACE-15-016171 (25).
Ms. Williams, a medical lab employee and veteran of the United States Army who has owned and loved animals all her life, has never met Brooke, yet as a result of Brooke’s malicious actions she has been continuously subjected to death threats, both in person and over the internet, as well as ridicule, humiliation, mental anguish, and a loss in her capacity to earn a living.
Brooke is originally from Clearwater, FL, but now resides in Nashville, TN, with her boyfriend, former Vanderbilt University baseball player Jack Armstrong.
While the Complaint in this case was filed on September 11, 2015, service of process has not yet been perfected on Brooke due to Brooke’s intentional efforts to evade service.
“We attempted to arrange service in private with Brooke’s agent and manager. Brooke responded by deleting the posts in question, and hiding in Jack’s house when a process server came to the door,” said attorney Adam Sackrin, of the ongoing efforts to serve Brooke.
Ms. Williams is seeking compensatory damages and plans to ask for punitive damages.
About Sackrin & Tolchinsky, P.A.:
Since 1982, the lawyers at Sackrin & Tolchinsky, P.A., have provided professional legal representation to clients across the State of Florida. The law firmoffers legal assistance inmatters related to personal injury, wrongful death, car accidents, Florida probate, defamation, medical malpractice, slip and fall, real estate, and family law. Alan D. Sackrin, Esq., recently contributed to a Bloomberg article regarding cyber defamation, which can be read here:http://www.bna.com/court-affirms-350k-n57982066626/.