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Old 04-18-2018, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Derleth View Post
If he's smart, he'll just say he's a performance artist playing a fictional character, like his lawyers did during his divorce.
Actually I think in this case the opposite is true. In his divorce case he had to show that he wasn't really a psychotic nutball who would be a danger to his child. He knew the things he was saying were false, he is entirely sane and stable and just puts on an act for the ratings.

However in this case, knowingly lying would indicate that he consciously decided to defame the families even though he knew it wasn't true. So any damage they suffered was due to willful negligence or malice on his part. To defend himself he is going to have to claim that he wholeheartedly believed what he said, it just turns out that reality appears support the notion that he was mistaken.

Last edited by Buck Godot; 04-18-2018 at 03:30 PM.