Year 2, week 12: BlowDry

ScandalMonger sent me my first case of my own today.  Really quite a step up from most of my little cases.  Seems a celebrity chef who I’ll call Soufflé  accused a celebrity hairdresser (who I can only call BlowDry) of being heterosexual on primetime television.  Said that the camp façade is all just for image and even went on to elaborate suggesting that he knew a woman with whom BlowDry had been, let’s say, intimate.  Of course, it had nothing to do with the fact that BlowDry had been rude about Soufflé’s new restaurant in the papers only the day before.

Anyway, ScandalMonger calls me up.  Tells me that they’re both in fact on his books but he wants to garner a few more headlines by getting BlowDry to bring a libel action.  Aside from claiming that he was telling the truth, Soufflé will also apparently argue that there can have been no libel as there’s nothing wrong with being called heterosexual.  BlowDry on the other hand will apparently argue that if anyone thought that his being gay was all part of some cynical marketing strategy, his business would collapse.  Apparently, they don’t mind how much it’ll all cost in legal fees as they’re both guaranteed to earn a lot more from the newspapers stories even by themselves, never mind the great publicity they will both get for their businesses.  The downside is that I’d be misleading the court as well as potentially abusing its process.  In addition to which I risk getting struck off. 

So.  I thanked him and suggested he get ClicheClanger to instruct me.

December 18, 2007 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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4 Responses

  1. Abigail - December 19, 2007

    Have you never heard of bisexuality?

  2. Lawminx - December 19, 2007

    Truly BabyB, your unbridled NAUGHTINESS knows no bounds…..!

  3. Phil - December 19, 2007

    Souffle should lose that. It’s not that there’s nothing wrong with being heterosexual, but the imputation is that Blowdry is a liar.
    It’s the same with accusations of homosexuality, it’s not that you’re saying it’s a bad thing, but you’re saying that they’re a liar for presenting themselves as something they’re not, that’s how you can sue someone for accusations against your sexuality!

  4. Sarah - December 20, 2007

    Will BabyB sell the story?