03/28/2012 02:32 pm ET Updated Mar 28, 2012

Barbara Walters Lawsuit Dismissed By Massachusetts Judge

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Barbara Walters got some good news on Wednesday after a Massachusetts judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against her.

In Walters' 2008 memoir, the broadcaster briefly wrote about her daughter's high school friend who was kicked out of school for what Walters called "bad behavior." Following the publication of her book, a woman named Nancy Shay said the high school friend Walters referred to was her. Shay claimed that Walters pressured the school to expel her after the broadcaster found out her daughter and Shay were involved in a lesbian relationship together.

Shay proceeded to sue Walters, claiming that she used her "influence and power" to have Shay expelled from school at the age of 16. She also alleged that Walters then pressured her into staying silent about the relationship, fear of ruining her name.

Walters is not the only famous broadcaster to get sued. Most recently, "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose was sued by a former intern who claimed that the famed television personality and his show violated New York State fair wage laws.



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