Major Fashion Designers Dolce And Gabbana Are Seeking $600 Million Amid Major Defamation Lawsuit Against Two Bloggers

Dolce & Gabbana has filed a lawsuit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages from two U.S. fashion bloggers that posted anti-Asian comments.

The comments led to a boycott by Asian consumers.

“This whole case is a way of trying to silence Diet Prada, and to silence Tony (Liu) and Lindsay (Schuyler) personally,’’ said Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, which is coordinating the bloggers’ defense.

“A public apology and a quiet lawsuit really cancel each other out in my mind,” Scafidi told The Associated Press.

Since going public, Diet Prada, which has over 2.5 million Instagram followers, has raised more than $38,000 for its defense.

“Diet Prada will continue to be a platform to elevate these crucial issues,” Liu said.

Schuyler called on “public figures and brands to respond to public opinion and media critiques with progressive action, not lawsuits.”


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