- Posted by Johanna on October 20, 2006 at 8:16 am
- Category: Comic News
The first clause, titled “General Denial”, basically says “none of Ellison’s allegations are correct.” Then there’s a list of specific defenses, which include the First Amendment, that Ellison has no facts to back up any of his claims, truth as a defense, and “some or all of the statements complained of by Plaintiff are constitutionally protected statements of opinion and/or rhetorical hyperbole.” There’s a whole bunch more, suggesting that if this goes to trial, it’s going to be fun. (Myself, I like the idea of a judicial principle of “Unclean Hands” (the 23rd (!) Defense), because I think Ellison does bring a lot of this stuff on himself.)
Fantagraphics is asking for dismissal and to be awarded their costs and attorneys’ fees.