Hustler mag vs falwell

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Hustler Magazine v. Falwell - 485 U.S. 46, 108 S. Ct. 876 (1988)

Hustler Magazine v. Falwell - Wikipedia

Respondent, a nationally known minister and commentator on politics and public affairs, filed a diversity action in Federal District Court against petitioners, a nationally circulated magazine and its publisher, to recover damages for, inter alia, libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from the publication of an advertisement "parody" which, among other things, portrayed respondent as having engaged in a drunken incestuous rendezvous with his mother in an outhouse. The jury found against respondent on the libel claim, specifically finding that the parody could not "reasonably be understood as describing actual facts. The Court of Appeals affirmed, rejecting petitioners' contention that the "actual malice" standard of New York Times Co. Sullivan, U. Rejecting as irrelevant the contention that, because the jury found that the parody did not describe actual facts, the ad was an opinion protected by the First Amendment to the Federal Constitution, the court ruled that the issue was whether the ad's publication was sufficiently outrageous to constitute intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Flashback: Hustler Magazine Scores First Amendment Victory Against Jerry Falwell

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt became a free-speech activist when he defended himself in a defamation suit from Jerry Falwell, which went all the way to the Supreme Court. In the s, few figures loomed larger — or exerted greater influence — on the national stage than televangelist Jerry Falwell. Of course, that put him in the crosshairs of progressives.
Try it out for free. Public figures and public officials may not recover for the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress by reason of publications without showing in addition that the publication contains a false statement of fact which was made with "actual malice," i. A magazine of nationwide circulation, parodying a series of liquor advertisements in which celebrities speak about their "first time," published an advertisement parody--labeled on the bottom, in small print, as an "ad parody not to be taken seriously"--in which a nationally known minister and commentator on politics and public affairs was presented as recalling, in a supposed interview, that his "first time" was during a drunken incestuous rendezvous with his mother in an outhouse. The minister, claiming that the publication of the ad parody entitled him to damages for libel, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, brought a diversity action against the magazine and its publisher in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.