In fact, a finding that such a statement is defamatory requires this Court to legitimize the prejudice and bigotry that for too long have plagued the homosexual community. This involves two types of statements: In the first category are statements that are defamatory on their face, known as defamatory per se, and as to which the plaintiff need not prove damages; second category are statements allegedly capable of communicating a defamatory idea when certain extrinsic facts are known or when the words are given meaning not ordinarily attributed to them.
Defendants Andrew Morton ("Morton"), MOM, and Michael O'Mara ("O'Mara") have moved this Court to dismiss all claims against them [docket # 10].
For the reasons stated below, defendants' motion to dismiss is .
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James ALBRIGHT and Amrak Productions, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. The book allegedly portrayed plaintiff James Albright ("Albright") as a homosexual by mis-captioning a photograph of a gay individual with Albright's name. The test is whether, in the circumstances, the writing discredits the plaintiff in the minds of any considerable and respectable class of the community.
Andrew MORTON, Michael O' Mara, Michael O' Mara Books Limited, St. To find that the photograph makes any kind of statement regarding Albright's sexuality requires the Court to pile inference upon innuendo, innuendo upon stereotype.
This is a diversity action for defamation arising out of the publication of a book by defendants. Words may be libelous unless they cannot reasonably be understood in a defamatory sense, or, to express in another way, unless they are incapable of a defamatory meaning.
And even if the Court were to do so, plaintiffs' argument would still fail. Martin's"), and Newsgroup Newspapers, Ltd ("News Group") (Count XI). While their papers are not always clear, plaintiffs seem to be alleging both sorts of defamation. The threshold question — whether the statement is susceptible to a defamatory meaning in either case — is a question of law for the Court.
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