How the Wealthy Use Frivolous Lawsuits to Silence Activists, Journalists, and Even Victims of Sexual Violence

In this article for Salon, Amanda Marcotte reports on the launch of the Protect the Protest task force, as well as the wide range of public interest organizations affected by SLAPPs. This includes, for example, media organizations, environmental activists, and sexual assault survivors of the #MeToo movement. She quotes Bridget Mahoney, an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, saying, “In light of the MeToo movement, when more and more women are speaking, we need to protect their rights to tell their stories.”