Courthouse News reports:
Comedian Kathy Griffin is facing a doxing lawsuit from Kentucky high school students who appeared in a viral video confrontation with a Native American activist. Six families and four individuals sued Griffin in Covington, Kentucky Federal Court on Monday, seeking punitive damages for privacy invasion, menacing, threatening and civil harassment.
They claims that Griffin mobilized her 2.2 million Twitter followers after the video made worldwide news. “Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these fuckers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again,” Griffin tweeted, according to the complaint.
This behavior allegedly included “being subject to death threats in the sanctity of their homes and school,” as well as “injury to them in their future academic, business, career and employment opportunities.”
One of the student’s $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post was dismissed in July. Last month Sen. Elizabeth Warren filed a motion arguing that she has immunity from such suits as a member of Congress.