Earlier we were discussing celebrity attorney Marty Singer's letter-writing skills. Here, for instance, is one for you to read! It is a response he wrote after the Demi Moore-Perez Hilton dustup, in which Demi called Perez a child-pornographer after he posted revealing photographs of her daugther-and he told her that he wouldn't let her 15-year-old daughter dress like a skank, essentially. What possible question of law is involved in any of this is beyond me-and yet Marty Singer is getting paid to craft letters such as the one that follows.
The idea that Perez Hilton is libel-proof is pretty hilarious. Sure, he's a public figure-and he may have a reputation as a gossip and a mean person. That doesn't make you libel-proof-nowhere near. (For starters: "few plaintiffs will have so bad a reputation that they are not entitled to obtain redress for defamatory statements," Guccione v. Hustler Magazine.)
And now you can read Marty Singer's complaint against Gawker. It's a good laugh. (OH SORRY, is that defamatory? Actually, it is a description of fact. I laughed while reading it.)