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Don't Take Your Messy Divorce to Twitter, Warns Social Media Lawyer Emma Sadleir

Don't Film Yourself Having SexEmma Sadleir was recently quoted in an article on celebrity couples’ tendency to air their dirty divorce laundry on social media platforms.

The article focuses on Morgan Deane and Graeme Smith’s messy break-up, and the series of accusations that Deane published on Twitter about the cricketer.

Sadleir, author of Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex: and Other Legal Advice For the Age of Social Media, says that from a legal perspective couples who take their domestic spats to Twitter could land up in trouble with the law.

Read the article:

“What the courts are saying about domestic social media spats is that, even if the allegations are true, they cannot be published because they are not for the public benefit. The courts have been at pains to emphasise the distinction between what is interesting to the public as opposed to what is in the public interest. You cannot air your dirty laundry in public.”

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