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Depp vs Heard: Depp wins his pursuit of truth in the times of cancel culture

The trial of Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard has been plastered across all social platforms, tabloids and news outlets. After six weeks of testimonies, the jury unanimously rewarded damages to both parties — against Heard for defaming Depp, and against Depp’s ex lawyer for calling Heard’s allegation a hoax. In effect, both were found culpable to a degree of defaming each other. They awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and awarded Heard $2 million from Depp.

DEFAMATION CASE / Barrister Mainul sent to jail

A Dhaka court has sent barrister Mainul Hosein to jail after rejecting his bail petition in connection with a defamation case filed by a female journalist last year.

RCBC files defamation case against Bangladesh Bank

Philippine’s Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation says it filed a defamation suit against the central bank of Bangladesh for “baseless allegation” in connection with the $81-million cyber heist three years ago.

Journo sued for ‘hurting religious sentiment’

Anis Alamgir, former editor of Daily Manabkantha, is sued for posting a “defamatory status on Facebook about his infatuation with Hindu Goddess of learning Saraswati” on January 22.

Bangladesh Protidin editor, publisher get bail in defamation case

The High Court grants an anticipatory bail to Bangla daily Bangladesh Protidin Editor Naem Nizam and its Publisher Moynal Hossain Chowdhury in a defamation case.

Defamation trial of MK Anwar stayed

Trial proceedings against BNP leader MK Anwar in a defamation case has been stayed for next six months following an order delivered by the High Court.

HC stays 10 cases against editor

The High Court yesterday stayed for three months the proceedings of 10 cases against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

Star editor gets HC bail in 10 cases

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam for eight weeks in 10 cases.

Comment on Joy: Defamation case filed against Khaleda

A defamation case is filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for saying that the prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has US$300 million in a bank account.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

Editors’ Council protests case against Star editor

The Editors' Council has condemned and protested the barrage of cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and the Council's General Secretary, Mahfuz Anam.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

It would be summons, not arrest warrant: Minister

Hours after a Narayanganj court had issued an arrest warrant against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said it would be summons, not arrest warrant.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

BCL leaders file 2 defamation cases against Daily Star editor

A Bangladesh Chhatra League leader files a Tk 50-crore defamation case against The Daily Star editor for publishing reports based on information given by DGFI which allegedly tarnished the image of Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina. Meanwhile, a local BCL leader files another Tk 1-crore defamation case in Khulna on the same charge.

January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016

Khaleda, Goyeshwar sued for defaming martyrs

A Dhaka court orders probe into a defamation allegation against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and the party’s senior leader Goyeshwar Chandra Roy for insulting Liberation War martyrs.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Fakhrul gets bail in defamation case

BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gets bail in a defamation case filed for terming ruling Awami League a “killer party” and Sheikh Hasina a “killer”.

June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015

Defamation case: AK Khandker gets bail

The High Court grants a six-week bail to former planning minister Air Vice-Marshal (retd) AK Khandker in a defamation case.