Detective David E. Abbott’s, HOT, THROBBING, Defamation Suit

The lead detective in a high-profile teen “sexting” case from last summer, in which Prince William County authorities sought to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old teen to compare with the evidence, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the teen’s attorney for making critical comments about the investigation in The Washington Post.

Media and police experts said they had not heard of a case where a detective sued a defense attorney for defamation, and that he may have a difficult time overcoming the attorney’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

Self-adding to the Streisand Effect, by suing:

The lawsuit claims comments Foster made to The Washington Post in July caused Abbott intense public scrutiny, embarrassment, and shame, and hurt his reputation as a police officer.

via Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation – The Washington Post.