HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges posts on social media by two residents in Katy and Richmond have led to threats of violence against her.
Maya Dangelas filed a complaint on Aug. 17 in the Galveston County District Court against Thang Bui and Monique Nguyen alleging defamation.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was originally born in Vietnam, left in 2012 and became a U.S. citizen in 2015. She alleges she does not know the defendants but beginning in July, they began posting defamatory and false statements on Facebook accusing her of being a member of the Viet Cong. She alleges these statements have led to actual threats of physical violence against her and her family. The suit also states Bui posted her address on Facebook and the addresses of her older daughters, plus photos of her minor daughter.
The plaintiff holds Bui and Nguyen responsible because the defendants allegedly posted the false statements and acting with actual malice and/or negligence.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order requiring defendants to delete all media postings stating she is a member of the Viet Cong, damages, plus interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other and further relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by Todd Mensing, Sammy Ford IV and Ryan Hackney of Ahmad, Za Vitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC in Houston.
Galveston County District Court case number 2018-55787