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Sorority Accused Of Defamation Via Facebook

TUCSON (CN) - A member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority at the University of Arizona forged anti-Semitic comments and posted them on two sisters' Facebook page to bar the incoming freshman from the sorority and to harass and defame both of them, including the elder sister, who already was a member of the sorority, the women claim in Pima County Court.

The Mackenbrook sisters claim sorority member Allison Kagel created the forgery, and that Tracey Wahlberg presented it to the sorority, knowing it was forged and defamatory, and that eight other defendants then harassed and annoyed the sisters because of the defamatory posting.

The younger sister was not accepted into the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta, though the sorority learned that the postings were false, and other defendants harassed and stalked the older sister, who had to move out of the sorority house, and lost a semester's prepaid rent, the sisters claim.

They demand punitive damagers.

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