Stephanie Dennis alleges that a posting to Watson’s site accuses her of “engaging in immoral and illegal sexual conduct with person or persons other than her husband …”
The lawsuit was filed in Floyd County Superior Court.
Dennis is represented by Summerville attorney Bobby Lee Cook, who in a certified, return-receipt letter dated Dec. 10 requested of Watson a retraction and correction “accompanied by an editorial in which the libelous statement is specifically repudiated.”
Watson had not seen the lawsuit and declined to comment about it. She said Cook’s Dec. 10 letter was postmarked Dec. 11, and she received it Dec. 12 and removed the posting from her Web site the same day.
Watson and Cook have been at odds for weeks. Cook has been trying to depose Watson in a separate, unrelated libel lawsuit — but again regarding postings to her Web site. Watson is not a party in that lawsuit and had refused to answer Cook’s questions, but a Chattooga County Superior Court judge on Dec. 21 ordered Watson to submit to a deposition. It is scheduled for Jan. 11 in Cook’s office.
On Wednesday, Watson filed an application for a criminal warrant against Cook in the Magistrate Court of Chattooga County.
Watson said Cook made derogatory remarks about her in front of witnesses. The issue is scheduled to be heard Jan. 3.
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