By Mark Alexander
Sports personalities do not need to put up with abusive tweets or defamatory remarks on other social media forums such as facebook or blogs.
Dorset Police made an arrest today following an abusive Tweet being sent to Olympian Diver Tom Daley which suggested he had let his late father down. Daley’s father died of Cancer last year and was said to be Daley’s source of inspiration.
Andy Hunt, CEO of the British Olympic Association, told the BBC he has spoken to Tom Daley about the incident and said “he’s not affected, the team are focused on performance”
Regardless of whether Daley says he was affected by the abusive tweet is somewhat irrelevant though isn’t it? How can he ever be sure that he’s not been affected? The media frenzy surrounding this event will surely stay in his mind for a very long time.
Full Contact Law is able to help sporting celebrities who have suffered loss of reputation or damages resulting from internet abuse or defamation in several ways. Stuart Skinner of Full Contact associate PR firm PHA-Media has worked with international sports people, captains of industry and recognised brands to protect and build their profile and reputation in the UK. If litigation is required to recover damages then Full Contact lawyers are well placed to advise and assist.
If you a sporting personality and you are at all concerned about reputation management including internet defamation or abuse please call Full Contact Law on 01603 281109.« Rewarding Failure – The Managerial Roundabout Olympics and the lessons of losing – what are your views? »
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