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OC Woman, ABC’s 20/20 Sued Over 2011 Segment

OC Weekly reporter R. Scott Moxley has the lowdown on some defamatory accusations leveled at ABC’s 20/20.

In a June 24, 2011 report by Chris Cuomo, Internet dating background-check service provider Kelley Cahill alleged that her former boyfriend David Williams had lied about his marital status during their relationship, profited from the liaison and used Cahill to “prey” on other women. Not so, says Williams:

According to the 11-page complaint [filed in Orange County Superior Court by Beverly Hills attorney Alexander Rufus Isaacs]… Cahill was the freeloader in the relationship and Williams told her that he was separated from his wife, not divorced.

Cuomo and ABC sloppily accepted Cahill’s assertions as truthful without meaningful, objective research and failed to offer Williams an adequate opportunity to rebut Cahill’s allegations, according to the lawsuit.

After watching the report, Moxley thinks there could definitely be something to Williams’ complaint. An opinion that sparked a spirited comments exchange with reader Atty Townsend.

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