I was always taught that no, you can't. She probably has a better chance taking her former employer to court. She's not alleging he reported anything false about her. I find it pretty hard to imagine any court or jury would award damages over sensationalism, which I feel this was, at least to some degree. On the other hand, you can argue the public does have the right to know the background of those who transport children.
But I"ve never been a fan of the microphone/camera in the face attack. Given the fact that she didn't lie to MPS(she wasn't required to disclose this), they might have something to worry about, if she goes after them.