Closeted Gay Celebrities Shaking in Their Boots

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  1. MichiganRico

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    NY State Federal Judge Denny Chin ruled that simply implying someone is gay is no longer considered defamatory. That ruling was made in the case of Howard K. Stern v Rita Cosby, et al., over allegations Cosby made in her book about the life of Anna Nicole Smith, Blonde Ambition. Cosby asserted in print that Stern and Larry Birkhead, Anna Nicole's "baby daddy," had repeated sexual encounters. However, the litigation is proceeding on other assertions (Translate as "dick sucking between Howard and Larry, etc." Apparently asserting someone actually had sex with someone of the same sex, without an adequate foundation, is still considered defamatory by Judge Chin whereby simply asserting someone is gay and thereby implying he's sucking dick in private is okie- dokey.)

    If this ruling holds as precedent, media can now imply most anyone is gay with relative impunity. So I guess if I were in NY State, I could say, "Tom Cruise, IMHO, you're GAY!" And while I'm at it, someone should really do a book about Rita Cosby. A great working title: How I F*cked Up a Career with Two Cable News Networks Faster Than Deborah Norville.

    And as a final note, I guess I still can't say, "Tom, I know you're doing Becks."

    Read about it here ....

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    I'm sure some lawyer will correct me, or at least I hope they will, but I think to prove libel you have to show that damage resulted from the libel. An actor might be able to claim that roles were lost and public image was tarnished while someone like Larry Birkhead might not be able to prove the same.

    When someone chooses a public life there is always the risk that private information will reach public ears. It's a risk that public figures take. Different standards might apply to people who become public figures without desiring to maintain that state, but again, I'll defer to the lawyers on that one.

    In my opinion, I think that celebrities are fair game for speculation.
     
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    Here's what's so funny...gayface Larry Birkhead AIN'T a party to the suit...Howard K. Stern is the sole plaintiff. Gee, I wonder why.
     
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    Nope you are right...that's why so many people write their "Tell All's" after people are dead, because you can't libel the dead. What most of these cases involve however is slander.
    On the point of speculation I think that's fine in polite company, but when you take it public it's something else. I don't believe in outing someone if they are living happily in the closet and not hurting anyone. However if they are in a position like some religious leader or politician; who can damage gay rights, while living in the closet...then I'm in favor of outing them kicking and screaming.
     
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    Is it me or does Rita Cosby's voice always sound like she's hoarse from somebodies cock?
     
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    Nothing is sacred or personal anymore. Celebs get way too much attention as it is.
    This whole gay issue needs to be tabled and left alone, it is after all a private matter and none of our business.
     
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    Tom Cruise is the one to get sue happy whenever someone calls him gay.
     
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