The mother of Natalee Holloway is suing tabloid publication The National Enquirer because of their coverage of her daughter's case. Beth Holloway, who's no stranger to seeking attention in the spotlight off of her disappeared daughter's name, is taking issue with the thought that the popular supermarket tabloid knowingly published false reports about the missing Alabama teen.
Now that Natalee Holloway has been declared legally dead, there are probably some bitter feelings left over regarding the coverage her case garnered over the years that it was active. She filed the suit in an Alabama courthouse, claiming that the published stories by the tabloid brought her severe emotional stress that no reasonable person should be expected to endure.
She probably deserves to win that suit, and chances are The National Enquirer will either settle out of court or use their lawyers to win in a way as to balance on the thin gray line between First Amendment rights and satire. While it's a shame that the woman is going through what no parent should go through, perhaps she should just duck out of the spotlight and just live the rest of her life out of the shadow of her daughter's disappearance.
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