Mother Of Natalee Holloway Files Lawsuit Against National Enquirer
Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, is suing the National Enquirer for repeatedly publishing “false headlines, articles, and statements” about her daughter’s disappearance in Aruba in 2005.
Beth says that the National Enquirer has been publishing false stories for the last 7 years and that the only way to make them step is to file a lawsuit.
Lin Wood, Both Holloway’s attorney, said:
“They keep on doing it… We had no choice but to file this lawsuit. This is a mother who has exercised every effort to make sure her daughter is alive.”
The lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages, says that the National Enquirer “purposely avoided learning the truth.
The lawsuit reads:
“Defendants purposely avoided learning the truth by, among other things, failing to attempt to interview many individuals who could confirm or deny the things stated in the headlines, articles, and statements and captured in the photographs.”
The lawsuit names several National Enquirer articles, including one that claims that Joran Van Der Sloot, the main suspect in the case, had a ”secret hand-drawn” map leading to Holloway’s body.
MSNBC reports that Natalee Holloway disappeared when she was in Aruba at the age of 18. Police have never been able to locate Holloway’s body and have never been able to pin the crime to Van Der Sloot. Van Der Sloot was, however, arrested for another crime. Van Der Sloot is currently serving 28-years in prison for the murder of Stephany Flores. He is currently fighting extradition to the United States.