February 10, 2019

Judge denies Diet Madison Avenue’s attempts to quash identifying subpoenas

By Ann-Christine Diaz and Megan Graham.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied the requests of anonymous Instagram account Diet Madison Avenue to quash subpoenas ordering Instagram, Facebook and Gmail to provide information about the individuals behind the account.

The denial comes with the caveat that the subpoenas only seek information on the two days that the account posted about former Crispin Porter Bogusky chief creative officer Ralph Watson, and only about the people who posted stories, which Watson alleges are defamatory.