Rodeo spokesperson sues West U. therapist over alleged Facebook rumors
A West U. physical therapist is being sued after allegedly posting defamatory statements on Facebook about an ex-friend.
West U resident Lynn Zeid, 40, Director of Development for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 23 in the Harris County District Court against West U. physical therapist Terri Lyn West alleging defamation per se.
Zeid says that after her friendship with West ended, West started spreading false rumors about her among their mutual friends and on the social networking site Facebook.
According to the suit, West posted statements on Facebook suggesting Zeid was guilty of criminal and immoral activity. The posts allegedly included statements referring to Zeid as, "Strippatella" and as a "gold digger."
The brief states that in addition to calling Zeid a prostitute on more than one occasion, West also allegedly said Zeid was a bad mother. Zeid said she has suffered shame, mortification, mental suffering and anguish dues to West's statements.
Zeid is seeking general damages in the amount of $200,000 and punitive damages.
She is being represented in the case by attorney David Medearis, an associate with Sullins, Johnston, Rohrback & Magers, 3200 Southwest Freeway in Houston. He's a 2003 graduate of University of Houston Law Center.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-77537.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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