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Laurie Fine suing ESPN for defamation

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by farmerjerome, May 16, 2012.

  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Here's the Deadspin story:


    Basically, she says that the tape ESPN aired was doctored. However, she's not suing Bobby Davis (Bernie's accuser) or saying that her husband is innocent.

    I wish you guys could've seen the press conference. First of all, it looks like she did her hair with a barn fan. Then her lawyer does nothing to help the cause. He says something along the lines of, 'Laurie can't even shop at Wegmans any more!'.

    I mean, Wegmans is great and all, but I knew this was going to be a disaster when I woke up this morning. I'm glad it didn't disappoint.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    As a new Wegmans convert, I'd be furious if I couldn't shop there anymore. I'd sue someone!
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't know all the details here, but if some guy is trying to push a story to me about being sexually abused for more than a decade and I am unable to confirm or corroborate it, I am more likely to be annoyed at that person or -- at best -- resigned to the fact that I have to keep pursuing the story if it could be true.

    I am not likely to be pals with that person and agree to write a libelous story just because he became my buddy after 10 years.
  4. JamieMertz13

    JamieMertz13 New Member

    I saw the presser and, yes, it was absolutely ridiculous. Just to clarify for those who didn't watch, it isn't as if she was banned from Wegman's or anything. The lawyer was referring to how she's basically had to go into hiding after the tape of her was released back in the fall. Sounds like the entire thing blew up in her face.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Because ESPN can settle for a lot more money than Bobby Davis can
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Go get em Laurie!
  7. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Did anyone actually read and think 'he means she is banned from Wegmans.'
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    What is this referring to?
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    "And Stay Outta the Woolworth"

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  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Laurie Fine's claim is that the ESPN writer Mark Schwarz became pals with accuser Bobbie Davis after 10 years of back and forth on Davis trying to push the story and that ESPN finally decided to write something because of their relationship despite the fact that it might not be true. And also because of pressure from the Penn State story.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    "Lots of respectable coaches get hit by trains. Coach Welsh over in Providence got hit by a train."
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    "Damn! We're in a tight spot." -- The Fine Family (and Jerry Sandusky)
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