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Yuba County judge dismisses sex offender’s lawsuit against victim

A Yuba County judge on Monday threw out a $4 million defamation lawsuit that had been filed by a Plumas Lake sex offender against a woman who called him a rapist on Facebook.

Lang Her, 26, filed a defamation claim against his victim in May after he pleaded no contest in Yolo County Superior Court to a felony assault charge and was ordered to register as a sex offender and attend sex offender classes, according to newspapers that covered the Yolo County case.

Her had been charged with raping Yee Xiong while they were both students at UC Davis. Xiong, who has spoken publicly about the 2012 attack, said that Her “took advantage of an intoxicated and unconscious woman.”

“When Lang raped me, it wasn’t just one night of violence,” she said in a letter to the court. “What Lang did to me will forever be seared into my mind and body; my body never lets me forget what happened. Do you know of the physiological damages that survivors face following a rape?”

Her pleaded no contest to assault after two mistrials.

He then gained national media attention when he filed a defamation suit against Xiong and her family members, arguing that he suffered from “mental and emotional distress” when the Xiongs authored and shared Facebook posts that called him a rapist.

The lawsuit was filed in Yuba County Superior Court because Her resides in the county, in Plumas Lake.

Judge Stephen W. Berrier dismissed the case Monday morning.

Vaughan is a reporter for the Marysville Appeal-Democrat.

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