Lawyer demonstrates slim grasp of libel laws - 2007-04-03
Early in my career, specifically when I wrote a 12-part series on the rise of the Church of Scientology that had the Tom Cruises of that era in a tizzy, I learned some of the nuances of the libel laws in this country.
For example, if you write a letter to me calling me all sorts of libellous things, then you are perfectly within your rights to slag me.
But do not copy that same letter to anyone else, as a senior Scientology official once did in an vain effort to sully my reputation.
If you do, you are technically publishing a libel.