A man who was quickly branded a “selfie stalker” after his picture turned up on a crime victim’s cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Denver, Colo. Ben Seibert says Grace, who hosts a show on Turner Broadcasting’s HLN network, refused to stop airing his photo, even after police had cleared him of any wrongdoing.
Police have said the victim was fearful because she believed Seibert’s picture had been taken inside her home. But further investigation showed it was his Facebook photo taken elsewhere.
On her show, Grace called the photo a “textbook serial killer’s calling card.” The suit, which seeks more than $100,000 in damages, says Grace humiliated and harmed Seibert.
Turner Broadcasting did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
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