Animal-rights activist ordered to scrub online criticism of Detroit researcher who uses dogs

Associated Press
March 7, 2012

A Florida animal-rights activist accused of threatening a Detroit researcher has been ordered to scrub any online rants about him or possibly face jail.

Donal O’Leary of Wayne State University has a personal-protection order against Camille Marino of Wildwood, Fla. But his lawyer says the order has been violated with online threats and publication of O’Leary’s address and personal information.

Marino calls O’Leary a “war criminal” and worse for using dogs for cardiovascular experiments. A Wayne County judge on Wednesday ordered her to remove critical online posts about O’Leary as a condition for her return to Florida. She was arrested at a Florida protest last month and sent to Michigan after missing court hearings.

Marino lawyer John Royal says she has free-speech rights. The next hearing is May 2.