SEVERE WX: Frost Advisory View Alerts

Former Oregon Pot Lab Owner Files Defamation Lawsuit

The owner of a former marijuana testing lab in Oregon has filed a defamation lawsuit against anonymous activists after an anti-fascist website exposed her ties to local white nationalists.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 10:12 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a former marijuana testing lab in Oregon has filed a defamation lawsuit against anonymous activists after an anti-fascist website exposed her ties to local white nationalists.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports court documents filed in San Francisco Superior Court show Bethany Sherman claims her Eugene business, OG Analytics, was ruined and she was forced to leave Oregon after Eugene Antifa publicized her writings in an online message board and social media posts "out of context."

Neither Sherman nor her attorney, William Johnson, a self-described white nationalist who chairs the far-right American Freedom Party, responded to a request for comment.

Records show Sherman also has subpoenaed the company, Weebly, that hosted the Eugene Antifa website, a move lawyers for the unnamed defendants say is an attempt to identify their clients.

The suit doesn't seek a specified sum in damages.

Article Comments

Medford
Few Clouds
29° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 23°
Brookings
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 33°
Crater Lake
Clear
20° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 20°
Grants Pass
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 28°
Klamath Falls
Clear
20° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 20°
Cold & Slippery Start to Thursday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

The Crater School of Business is Helping Students Reach New Heights

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Snowy Travel Weather

Image

New Southern Oregon Aspire Computer Store Opens

Image

Daily J! - Billboard Charts

Image

Wyden Discusses LNG Pipeline

Image

Senator Wyden Holds Town Hall in Medford

Image

Grizzly Bears Bound for Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show

Image

Seven Feathers - Cagesport MMA

Image

Seven Feathers - Car Giveaway

Image

Seven Feathers - Wrestling

Community Events