Yesterday, during the NHL Trade Deadline special, TSN put up the following tweet on their ticker:
“I want the leafs to keep lupul solely based upon the fact that he banged phaneuf’s wife” from @Aadragna21.
The tweet was false and a complete fabrication by the tweeter. Obviously it is upsetting to the people involved, and they are taking legal action.
The following is a press release sent by the lawyers for Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert and Joffery Lupul.
Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP Release a Statement on Behalf of Their Clients Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – March 3, 2015) – The following is a statement by Peter A. Gall, Q.C. of Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP on behalf of their clients Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul.
“On behalf of our clients Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul, we have sent a letter to TSN demanding that TSN issue a formal apology and pay a significant amount of damages to each of our clients for broadcasting a false and defamatory tweet during their trade deadline show yesterday. We are sending a similar letter to the author of the tweet, Mr. Anthony Adragna.
“It is bad enough that there are people who spend their time using social media to publish such false and malicious stories, but it is made much worse when a reputable media outlet like TSN gives broad circulation and credibility to these false stories by republishing them as TSN did.
“If TSN and Mr. Adragna do not immediately comply with the demands set out in our letters, we have instructions from our clients to immediately commence a lawsuit against them.
“Our clients will not be discussing this matter with the media. Any questions should be directed to the undersigned.”
Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP
Peter A. Gall, Q.C.
Update: TSN has issued an apology. It is unclear if Phaneuf, Cuthbert and Lupul will still look for monetary damages.
TSN has issued an apology, which will also air tonight pic.twitter.com/QFM1ZpLqVu
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) March 3, 2015
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