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  1. § N\’jaila Rhee Email said on :
    If Robert Picardo actually sues you for this I think he’d do a lot more damage to his reputation than anything written here.

    “a person charged with criminal libel of a public figure can be found guilty only if the allegedly defamatory statement is false and was made with actual malice.”

    so sayth the law. I Defy him to prove malice in this article or a false statement.
  2. § Justin Riddik Email said on :
    If he were to sue, wouldn’t the person who wrote these statements have to prove they were false? Do they have pictures or proof of these statements? Then the question raises the person who wrote them is either really guilty about it, felt betrayed or for that matter rejected and is now asking for him to show his hand. Actually isn’t the person who wrote the statements actually being malice or better meaning being spiteful and all for what, attention. But then they must want attention.
  3. § J.M.S. Esq. Email said on :
    If Picardo were to sue, he would have to show that these are statements of fact (a position which is belied by the context of the statement — i.e., a nerd-themed humor blog) rather than statements of opinion or satire. Considering what Hustler was allowed to say about Falwell, there’s no way Picardo would win. First, the statement is on its face NOT a statement of fact about Robert Picardo: “You’ll probably even get to make out with the likes of Robert Picardo or LeVar Burton . . . ” The statement — made in the context of a joke — that one would get to make out with someone LIKE Picardo does not assert any fact about Picardo personally. Rather, it suggests that one might be able to lock lips with some Z-list celebrity, ala Burton or Picardo. Second, even if it did concern Picardo, the statement is not actionable in terms of actually being defamatory. Defamation law requires that a statement fall into a few specific categories in order to be actionable. This wouldn’t be in those categories for the same reason that some other allegedly false statement — say, “Robert Picardo loves silk pajamas” — wouldn’t be actionable. Regardless, I think it is telling that the request to take down the statement was not from a lawyer, was not on letterhead of any kind, and did not adhere to traditional rules of grammar or punctuation.
  4. § Alexiou Email said on :
    Well, that makes sense.
  5. § Tyrone Email said on :
    ….WOW. Just sad…..

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