This case involves a public libel claim levied against a high profile defendant in the music industry. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant assaulted her early in her career. She further alleged that she was coerced into offering sexual favors in exchange for the defendant advancing her career with certain record labels. When the plaintiff brought the allegations forward to the media, she said it was a career ender for her. The defendant, his attorney, and his public relations team completely refuted the claims, discrediting the accuser as absurd. The plaintiff claimed that this alleged defamation emotionally and financially harmed her, as she has now been vilified both personally and professionally. An expert in public relations was sought to speak the public relations of scandal and crises in the entertainment industry.