Getting A Lawyer Because Somebody Tweeted Your Friend Dusted Your Wife Is So Phaneuf It Hurts
Source – The following is a statement by Peter A. Gall, Q.C. of Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP on behalf of their clients Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul.
“On behalf of our clients Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul, we have sent a letter to TSN demanding that TSN issue a formal apology and pay a significant amount of damages to each of our clients for broadcasting a false and defamatory tweet during their trade deadline show yesterday. We are sending a similar letter to the author of the tweet, Mr. Anthony Adragna.
“It is bad enough that there are people who spend their time using social media to publish such false and malicious stories, but it is made much worse when a reputable media outlet like TSN gives broad circulation and credibility to these false stories by republishing them as TSN did.
“If TSN and Mr. Adragna do not immediately comply with the demands set out in our letters, we have instructions from our clients to immediately commence a lawsuit against them.
“Our clients will not be discussing this matter with the media. Any questions should be directed to the undersigned.”
DISCLAIMER: We here at ENS do not actually believe Joffery Lupul went to pound town with Dion Phaneuf’s wife, Elisha Cuthbert. We believe this to be a completely false rumour and view it as a harmless tweet accidentally broadcasted for millions of Canadians to see by the company that owns the team. Please do not sue us, we literally have no money.
Hey Dion remember that time Sean Avery called you out for railing his sloppy seconds on live TV? Could be worse bro. We’re talking about a guy who had probably 100 followers at the time of the tweet who was looking to get a couple retweets. Maybe a laugh, maybe a picture of his tweet on TSN. Nothing more, nothing less. I didn’t even know about this until 30 seconds ago and I had to text goddamn Hank to see what was up. Congratulations on making a story even bigger than it already was. You can’t be going around suing innocent people for making fun of your personal life. Hell if that were the case Hank could take me for everything I’m worth for spreading rumours all the time about his wife’s savage bedroom moves. And I’m sure he’d love to, but this isn’t the circus. I’d like to be cowboys from Arizona or pimps from Oakland but it’s not Halloween. Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula. This isn’t how you win back a fan base that already hates your guts. A real captain would know that.
PS – Seriously how bout Bell owning TSN and the Leafs. Awkward. Bet el capitano didn’t think about that one. Bet he doesn’t think about a lot of things. Don’t like it Diane? Sue me (lol jk pls don’t).
Its sad how my tweet is more entertaining than the actual deadline day
— Anthony Adragna (@AdragnaA21) March 2, 2015
I’m a huge fan of this Anthony guy. He’s so right. Before his tweet the biggest story of the day was whether or not Detroit would try to trade for Phaneuf. Easily the worst deadline day of all time.