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Publicity Unreasonably Placing Another in a False Light Before the Public

Publicity Unreasonably Placing Another in a False Light Before the Public often referred to in simply as “False Light”, is when a personal matter, action, or fact is presented to the public in a way that is intentionally deceptive and offensive. False light is similar to, but distinct from, Defamation.

The elements of false light are:

  1. An implicit false statement of objective fact;
  2. Actual malice, knowing or reckless disregard for the truth; and
  3. Injury in the form of mental distress from having been exposed to public view due to the highly offensive nature of the false light.

Flowers v. Carville, 310 F.3d 1118, 1132 (9th Cir. 2002).