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Do Famous People Have a Higher Burden of Proof When Suing for Defamation Than Private Citizens?

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They do. Famous people are considered to be what is called public figures and public figures have to not only prove that somebody said something that was false about them and defamatory, but they did it with what's called actual malice which means that they knew it was not true or they exhibited a reckless disregard for the truth.

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