Oklahoma

Although Oklahoma does not have a specific anti-SLAPP statute marked by the characteristics of the laws, it does immunize from liability for libel certain statements made in the exercise of one’s rights of petition or free speech. Okla. Stat. tit. 12, 1443.1 (2011). Specifically, statements, including criticisms and opinions of public officers’ official acts, made in any governmental proceeding in the proper discharge of an official duty, or those contained in the record of these proceedings are privileged from liability so long as they do not falsely impute crime to the criticized officer. However, unlike traditional anti-SLAPP statutes, the Oklahoma law applies only to lawsuits for libel.