Public Figure Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Public Figure, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Public Figure?

Usually used in defamation lawsuits, where a person who files the suit has been a great public interest willingly or unwillingly or has ben a well known persoanlity amongst the public like that of politician, models, film stars etc.They file a suit if their image or character is harmed either in writing or publishing.But they have a heavy burden of proof on them.