I just got off the phone with my attorney, Linda Williams.
WE WON!!! Every single claim of defamation was dismissed, Hannah's, Meaghan's, and mine - even the one about the sex offender that seemed to be a sticky point with the media. I'm having a hard time typing this and don't even know if I'm using the right words, but WE WON!!
All statements "not defamatory" and so never got to "malice."
Thank you all so very much for your prayers and support. I haven't read any of the documentation that my attorney sent, but want to get this posted right now. I'll add more details as I read more.
This is the judge's opinion about the sex abuse phrases. I'm sure people will be interested in this:
And here's the scoop, baby. The whole scoop right here in two sweet paragraphs: