Cheater's Web site lawsuit tossed out

Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A New York judge tossed out a lawyer's lawsuit against two former lovers who branded him "scum" on a Web site.

New York Federal Judge Harold Baer tossed out Matthew Couloute's lawsuit against Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz, which alleged the women posted about him on in early 2011 in a "malicious" attempt to destroy his career, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

Baer said in his Friday ruling Couloute did not demonstrate any harm to his professional life from the posted comments and the statements do not count as defamatory because they are "clearly hyperbolic."

"Lied and cheated his entire way through his 40 years of life," one of the posts on the Web site read.

Ryncarz told the New York Post the ruling was "not only a victory for myself, but for women across the country who are currently suffering the same type of injustices."

Couloute said he plans to appeal.

"The suit was never about cheating ... but about what you can print on the Internet and the harm it causes to people's lives," he said.

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