Suing Students Who Post Unflattering Reviews to RateMyProfessors.com

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by Andrea Anderson A UW-Whitewater professor is suing her former graduate student, saying the student’s comments on websites are defamatory. “When you make false statements of fact repeatedly about another person with the intent of harming them, that’s over the line,” said Tim Edwards, attorney for UW-Whitewater communications professor Sally Vogl-Bauer. “If you truthfully say, ‘In my experience, this isn’t a good teacher, I didn’t have a good experience, she was late’ and that’s your opinion, that’s fair,” Edwards said. Vogl-Bauer is suing Anthony Llewellyn for defamation. The lawsuit alleges Llewellyn “engaged in an intentional, malicious and unprivileged campaign to […]
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