Can you be libeled by a fictional character?

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A character on the CBS program “The Good Fight” called Alan Dershowitz a shyster. Is that libel? Dershowitz says yes. The producers of the show say no. So let’s get into it. There are really two questions here. First, can a fictional character’s statements be a cause for libel? And second, is what the character … Continued

The Dershowitz conundrum

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Famous lawyer Alan Dershowitz is all over cable TV defending Trump and talking about why special counsels like Robert Mueller are a bad idea. Now his pals on Martha’s Vineyard won’t invite him to their cocktail parties — and his defense of himself is ripe for ridicule. Who’s behaving badly here? Here’s some of what … Continued