Saturday, March 25, 2023 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Entertainer Says Weekly Defamed Her

NASHVILLE (CN) - The Nashville Scene weekly newspaper defamed a woman by reporting that she was "giving handjobs in the middle of the afternoon" at her workplace, the woman claims in Davidson County Court. She also sued reporter P.J. Tobia.

Michelle Leigh Peacock, of Sumner County, Tenn., describes herself as a "lounge entertainer." She says the offending article was printed on Oct. 4, 2007 under the headline, "Not Doing Jack."

She also sued the weekly's corporate parent, the City Press.

She is represented by Lawrence Wilson.

Read the Top 8

Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.