Last week, Libel Reform Campaign terriers Sense About Science published a timely document on blogging and libel. Entitled So you’ve had a threatening letter. What can you do?, the booklet gives sage advice to those harassed by legal action.
Sense About Science were recently threatened with legal action themselves. Along with Dr Dalia Nield, they were threatened with libel by lawyers acting on behalf of Rodial, a company which manufactures a dubious ‘boob job cream’, which they claim can enlarge breasts without surgery! Sense About Science and Dr Nield expressed doubts about the safety and efficacy of the cream.