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June 7, 2012

Being a "Slut," "Bitch," or "Son of a Bitch

[13] In what appears to be a majority of cases, even words like "slut" or "bitch" have been held not to be slanderous per se. See Charles C. Marvel, Annotation, Libel and Slander: Actionability of Charge of Being a "Slut," "Bitch," or "Son of a Bitch," 13 A.L.R.3d 1286 (1967). Included in the discussion is an early Wisconsin case, Robertson v. Edelstein, 104 Wis. 440, 80 N.W. 724 (1899), where the court ruled that calling a married woman a "bitch" was not actionable per se in the absence of special damage. The court stated:

[13] In what appears to be a majority of cases, even words like " slut " or "bitch" have been held not to be slanderous per se. See Charles C. Marvel, Annotation, Libel and Slander: Actionability of Charge of Being a " Slut ," "Bitch," or "Son of a Bitch," 13 A.L.R.3d 1286 (1967). Included in the di ... » See Ya at » What Gets Me Hot