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Q: If celeb X talks publicly about how celeb Y is factually mistreating them, can Y sue X for X's fans online behaviour?

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: though more info is needed, it is a simple rule that anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the question is will you win and then will you be able to collect.

the biggest issue i suspect is that you will not be able to get a lawyer to accept the case on a contingency.

thus you will be paying a lawyer on an hourly.

will you be throwing good money after bad?

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: I agree with Mr. Gribow. I believe that pursuing such a case would be costly and the outcome would be uncertain. Y could consult with an attorney who handles slander and libel cases and ask how much it would cost to litigate such a case, then make a decision as to whether it would be cost-effective to pursue. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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