The comments given in the article don't show anything that seems over the line of free speech and opinion. There were no accusations of criminal behavior or grossly twisted facts that amount to a smear campaign. In fact, the controlling behavior she describes (the word "cult" was never used but fits the bill nicely) is creepy. It's also completely in line with some cult-churches I have witnessed.
To sue her for such an inflated amount, not even to remove the comments, demonstrates a punitive and controlling nature. I wish her the best of luck, but nowadays common sense is not the rule. Follow-ups coming as they are released.