Reevaldo: Defamation and reputation management issues for athletes

Reevaldo: Defamation and reputation management issues for athletes

What happens when an athlete has negative stories published about them?

What steps can they take when incorrect stories are published about them?

How can they protect their image and reputation, and how can they ensure that the publisher takes steps to rectify the situation?

What justifications can a publisher give for publishing the stories?

As part of our on going project following the career of promising young Brazilian striker, Reevaldo, we've attempted to answer these questions in a two-part series, revolving around a breaking news story which purports to show Reevaldo drinking and partying just hours before Paddington's biggest match of the season.

Click here to find both articles.  

The sports team at Mills & Reeve has successfully acted for footballers, clubs, and associations in defamation cases and regularly advise these clients on reputational issues. If you are facing a similar issue and would like our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Couse or Rachael Somerset.

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