The freelance reporter at the center of an ongoing legal battle concerning the late Heath Ledger has been ordered to do a little fact checking on her claims.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John S. Wiley has dismissed 11 of the 12 allegations the so-called "Jane Doe" plaintiff has lobbed against the Splash News agency for a 2006 video in which she and Ledger appeared to be in the vicinity of some illicit substances. Wiley said the plaintiff failed to properly state her legal claims and must modify the suit if she wishes to proceed.
The unnamed woman had claimed she was the victim of fraud, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress or negligence and trespass, the judge ruled that, as written, her lawsuit only accounts for the latter charge.
She has 15 days to amend her complaint or the lawsuit will be tossed.