Tony La Russa Sues Twitter Over Fake Page

LaRussa_6.5.JPGThe AP reports St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the social-networking site Twitter, claiming an unauthorized page using his name damaged his reputation and caused emotional distress.

The lawsuit claims someone created a false account under La Russa’s name and posted Tweets that gave the impression that the comments came from La Russa. The suit said the comments were “derogatory and demeaning” and damaged La Russa’s trademark rights.

For its part, it appears Twitter has taken down an @tonylarussa page.

Related: BayNewser reports Twitter is the focus of a front-page story on Time magazine.

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