Diet Prada files “defence of free speech” response against Dolce & Gabbana that has been seeking millions in damages in a defamation lawsuit over the fashion watchdog group’s coverage of #DGLovesChina marketing campaign in 2018.
Popular fashion commentary account on Instagram, Diet Prada, has filed a “defence of free speech” in response to a 2019 defamation lawsuit by Dolce & Gabbana in a Milan court.
In a statement posted on their account on Thursday, Diet Prada said Dolce & Gabbana was seeking damages for “serious and repeated defamatory conduct” from Diet Prada’s coverage of the brand’s #DGLovesChina marketing campaign in 2018.
“With so much anti-Asian hate spreading in the US, it feels wrong to continue to remain silent about a lawsuit that threatens our freedom of speech. We are a small company co-founded by a person of colour, trying to speak out against racism in our own community,” Diet Prada said in its statement.