Britney Spears Suit Against US Weekly: Can She Be Libeled? You Bet

Recently, New York Times reporter David Carr commented on Britney Spears' libel suit against US Weekly. In his piece, Carr asked if it's still possible that "Britney Spears can be libeled."

In this column, I'll explain why the answer is a resounding yes.

The Substance of the Article: A Sex Video Shown at a Meeting with Lawyers

US Weekly reported in October that Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, had filmed an X-rated video of themselves and were worried that a member of their entourage might release it.

According to her lawyer, Spears has been hurt by US Weekly's claim that she and Federline met with their attorneys and showed them the tape. Her complaint, according to CNN, says, in substance, that "the entire story is false -- there is no such X-rated tape, no member of her entourage had threatened to release any such video and no such video was shown to the couple's lawyers."

Source: writ.news.findlaw.com