CNN.com has reported that a NY judge has dropped a slander lawsuit that was against comedian Jerry Seinfeld about comments he made back in 2007 about an author who sued wife for copyright infringement.
The comments were made on “The Late Show with David Letterman” when he called author, Missy Chase Lapine, a “wacko” and a “nutjob” on the talk show.
“Seinfeld’s statements are protected not because they were made in a comedic context nor because they are themselves comedic but because, as the context and content demonstrate, they are not defamatory as a matter of law,” New York Judge Marcy Friedman said.
Author of “The Sneaky Chef”, Lapine sued Seinfeld’s wife in 2007, claiming that she ideas from her cookbook for her own book. The federal appeals court rejected the claim in 2007.
Besides dealing with lawsuits, Jerry Seinfeld is getting ready to hit the road for his new stand-up comedy tour.
Check out Jerry Seinfeld on the The Late Show with David Letterman, courtesy of YouTube.com!
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