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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 07:12 PM

Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers

Source: AP

By COLLEEN BARRY

MILAN (AP) — The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has filed a defamation suit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages from two U.S. fashion bloggers who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers.

The suit was filed in Milan civil court in 2019 but only became public this week when the bloggers posted about it on their Instagram account, Diet Prada. Their feed is widely followed in the fashion world for its cutting commentary on unoriginality in designs and on social issues.

“This whole case is a way of trying to silence Diet Prada, and to silence Tony (Liu) and Lindsay (Schuyler) personally,” said Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, which is coordinating the bloggers’ defense.

Lawyers for Dolce&Gabbana reached by the AP declined to comment on the case.



FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past a Dolce&Gabbana retail outlet in Beijing, China. The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana filed a multi-million-dollar defamation suit in an Italian court against U.S. fashion bloggers who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers. The suit was filed in Milan civil court in 2019, but only became public this week, Thursday, March 4, 2021, when the bloggers posted about it on their Instagram profile, Diet Prada. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)



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Reply Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers (Original post)
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 11:06 PM

1. The first paragraph

is all one sentence. The gist of it is: There was a fashion show scheduled in China, but private anti-Asian remarks by one of the designers (Gabbana) were leaked. This caused a furor over the remarks, with many Asian consumers pulling their support, and the show being cancelled. This happened in 2018. Their Asian customers were definitely pissed off.

The bloggers who got sued reported on this. They did not make the remarks themselves. These bloggers have millions of followers. The bloggers intend to fight this lawsuit.

There is a question of whether the lawsuit is filed in the proper venue. It is filed in Italy, and this news is now on the public record there. But, the bloggers are American, and the damages occurred in China.

Observations: The Internet, Instagram, etc. is NOT private. You only need to have advertisements follow you around from website to website to know this. Even incognito browsers can be beaten. So, don't go making remarks that you can't stand behind, and have to sue somebody for ratting you out.

And, Fashion Law? Who knew?? So, there really are Fashion Police? Wait, let me take my cowboy hat off -- I can't afford any bail...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:50 AM

2. The blog post in question...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqbTkY_FB7X/

(Gabbana later said that his Instagram account had been hacked. Sure it was buddy.)

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 05:46 AM

3. Oh puh-leeeze... everybody that fucks up on the Internet, AND GETS CAUGHT...

...says their account was hacked. Especially the rich*, the powerful*, the privileged*, and the prominent*.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:14 AM

4. Same shitty brand that made homophobic statements a few years ago.

I don't get why anybody still buys D&G.

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