#MeToo defamation trial kicks off in Sweden

Journalist and campaigner Cissi Wallin accused fellow journalist Fredrik Virtanen of rape, naming him on social media during the global campaign for a change to structures that allow sexual assault to continue.

She claims that Virtanen drugged and raped her in 2006, allegations which he has always denied. Police investigated the claims before the #MeToo movement but did not bring charges. 

After Wallin named him as a rapist in posts on Facebook and Instagram in October 2017, he reported her for defamation. Due to the severity of the…
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