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Ebony Magazine Sued for $5M, Accused of Slander Over Kendrick Johnson Coverage

The parents of two teens who attended high school with a student found deαd in a kendrick johnson 2rolled up gym mat are suing Ebony magazine over its coverage of the case.

Kendrick Johnson was only 17 when he dιed under mysterious circumstances at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga. Investigators ruled the deαth an accident, but suspicions grew after it was determined that surveillance cameras inexplicably weren’t functioning correctly at the time of the teen’s deαth.

Johnson’s family also hired an independent coroner who noted other abnormalities, such as bruising against Johnson’s neck which was not consistent with an accidental deαth.

After this information was revealed, Johnson’s family and supporters quickly dismissed the idea that the teen dιed after slipping into a gym mat to retrieve his shoe, which was the conclusion reached by Georgia investigators.

Ebony magazine is being sued over a series of articles by Frederic Rosen, which cast suspicion on two of Johnson’s classmates. Even though the students were given fictitious names in the articles, the parents are still suing for slander.

“In a November 19, 2013 article entitled ‘Tweets From Possible Suspects Raise Eyebrows’, Rosen stated that a white sophomore high school football player fictitiously named Chris Martin, as well as his older brother fictitiously named Clark Martin (a LCHS senior), both sons of a Valdosta FBI agent, were ‘possible suspects’ in KJ’s mυrder,” the lawsuit states. “[The article] goes on to state that Chris Martin had the motive to mυrder KJ because of previous fights they had, resulting in a ‘prior animus’ going back at least two years.”

Parents of the two students named in the Ebony story say their sons received threαts after the story was published.

In addition to the $5 million dollars, the parents also want a retraction from Ebony. At the time of this report, Ebony had not responded to the lawsuit.

 

 

 

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38 Comment

  1. AS USUAL SOME WHITE PARENTS TRYING TO HIT THE JACKPOT LOTTERY WITHOUT WORKING, WHAT LEACHES.

  2. A frivolous law suit…..My guess is that Ebony Magazine haven't been publishing a magazine all these years by being ignorant of the facts. Their legal team will make fast work of this bullmess….#NextPlease

  3. They may have used different names but those are the two kids that killed Kendrick Johnson. Sue? Lol. Your kids are murders, you are aiding and abeding murderers so you need to go to jail . GBI Agent used his muscle, damn shame the more things change the more they stay the same.

  4. Actually Ebony magazine have been publishing their magazine all these years being ignorant of facts – what legal team? the same legal team that downsized the company and gutted Jet Magazine to be online only? You must really have a hyper-positive impression of Ebony despite the facts and environment for printed content….

  5. What does that have to do with the lawsuit at hand?

  6. @ Ed Dunn…U must have a hyper positive impression of your intelligence. Obviously, Uncle Ruckus, my comments were not directed at u….#AgainNextPlease

  7. @Darien Beasley….Exactly and nothing. A judge will be informing the parents of these in the very near future.

  8. Whoa, the more things change, the more they remain the same…

  9. Ed Dunn the downsize was necessary considering most of their customers have and use smart phones for information.
    i think they may have to pay out on the lawsuit, i haven't read any of the articles with the fictitious names but other than that the author described the boys as being brothers, on the football team and their father is an FBI agent. I think everyone knows who that is.

  10. But i thought ebony was for us by us? Lol! You've been had!

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