A New York Yankees fan got embarrassed when he fell asleep at the game and was caught on jumbo-tron slobbering with his head cocked to the side. Everyone got a laugh at his expense, including two television commentators. The laugh could cost MLB and ESPN $10 million because the fan is now suing. Do you think his case will hold up in court?
According to Time.com:
Rector filed the suit against ESPN, Shulman, Kruk, the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball (MLB), which also picked up the footage, according to Courthouse News Service. Rector claims damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, citing false statements said about him including that Rector is “a fatty cow” that represents a “symbol of failure.”
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