In today's fast-paced world, a reputation can be destroyed rapidly -- and if, as in the case of Strauss-Kahn it seems, the consequences of charges made actually precede the processing of those charges.
Ann Coulter never met an incongruity or contradiction she didn't embrace. No reasonable debate can take place on the real issues with incessant name-calling, but Ann then turns around and engages in the very things she says are wrong.
Only San Diego Charger Shawne Merriman knows why he chose to sue Tila Tequila. If his purpose was to deflect negative publicity from Tequila's charges of violence and drug use, his filing led to further reporting of Tequila's charges.