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NBC doctor defamation

WAYCROSS, Ga. — A federal judge in Georgia largely sided with a detention center’s gynecologist, who sued NBC for defamation after it reported he had performed unneeded hysterectomies on immigrant women without consent. Though the report was based on a whistleblower letter and Georgia’s public interest privilege applies to the reports, the doctor alleged actual malice sufficient to remove the protection from four of the five broadcasts at issue.

Read the ruling here.

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