Controversial Country music group, The Dixie Chicks, have become the focus of a lawsuit alleging members of the group defamed the character of the stepfather of one of three 1993 young murder victims.
Wired PR News.com – As reported by the Associated Press (AP), lead singer of the group Natalie Maines, is the main target of the suit due to her speaking out in support of the individuals convicted of the murders.
Terry Hobbs has filed for damages for income losses, emotional distress, and damage to his reputation for Maines’ insinuation of his involvement in the killings of the 8 year-old victims, Steve Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore. As noted in the AP report, Maines spoke at a rally last year as well as posted a letter online, claiming DNA evidence pointed to Hobbs’ guilt.
Supporters of the three then teenagers convicted for the killings, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols, and Jessie Misskelley suggest that they were unjustly pursued by police due to an interest in the occult. The three have been seeking a new trial.
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