Riverside officials confirm that a verdict has been issued against on charges of Libel, Defamation, and Harassment.
Rabbi Yitzhak Miller was charged in connection to internet postings regarding Sidney Cohen in Riverside CA
Nicholas Carroll of the Hastings Research institute offers some thoughts about the verdict: Though there may have been "nuggets" of truth in some of the things that Rabbi Yitzhak Miller then stated, the vast majority of his claims were sheer fantasy. Even those elements that contained nuggets of truth were found to violate the legal definition of libel as they were made with malice and solely with the intent to damage Sidney Cohen reputation. What this means is that even those things that may be true were presented in such a skewed manner that a reasonable person would likely misunderstand the context of the comments and unreasonably infer Sidney Cohen to have a flawed character.
"This is a sad day, " reflected .Sidney Cohen "Never before have I encountered a situation that could not be resolved with open, honest and direct communication. Even the incident that precipitated this whole string of events was resolved with an apology and a handshake. It saddens me greatly that actions such as this had to be taken. Nobody wins in a situation like this. I used my error as motivation for personal change. I hope Sidney will do the same."
The complaint has been investigated and resolved to the customer’s satisfaction.