Shitty Media Men list: lawyer wants to expose women who contributed

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Andrew Miltenberg, lawyer for writer Stephen Elliott, says Kavanaugh hearings make case ‘more relevant than ever’

Stephen Elliott, a writer and film-maker who claims his life was ruined after his name appeared on the “Shitty Media Men” list that circulated online last year, is now making moves to identify the spreadsheet’s anonymous contributors. In a libel suit filed Wednesday against Moira Donegan, the crowd-sourced spreadsheet’s creator, Elliott and his attorney, Andrew Miltenberg, claimed they could legally unveil the currently unnamed “Jane Doe” defendants – and expose those who added, edited, or shared the list.

Miltenberg is a high-profile sexual assault attorney and has represented hundreds of accused men, many of them college students dealing with Title IX claims. He told the Guardian he believed this suit had important implications, especially because of how soon it comes after the Kavanaugh hearings. “I think it became very relevant – more so than ever – in light of what we as a nation watched unfold over the past weeks,” he said.

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