HONOLULU — A Big Island blogger has been ordered to stop posting salacious cartoons and false comments about an online news publisher.
Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara recently issued the injunction against Thomas Lackey, author of a blog called “The Lack,” and also ordered Lackey to remove previous posts concerning Tiffany Edwards Hunt, publisher of The Big Island Chronicle.
Hunt, past president of the Big Island Press Club, sued Lackey for defamation earlier this year, alleging that he posted scurrilous, pornographic cartoons about her, after she began researching a news story about cyberbullying.
Attempts by Hunt to pursue criminal charges against Lackey were unsuccessful.
Lackey also posted derogatory comments about Hunt’s husband as well as material that appeared to refer to her newborn child.