Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Seinfeld being sued for slander

Missy Chase Lapine, the author behind "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids Favorite Meals", is suing Jerry Seinfeld for comments he made on The Late Show with David Letterman about her regarding Lapine's claims that Seinfeld's wife, Jessica Seinfeld, plagiarized her work in Seinfeld's cookbook "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food".

Seinfeld's lawyers have filed their defense to the courts acknowledging that he did reference Missy Chase Lapine on Letterman but that it was in a comedic context as part of his profession as a comedian and should not be taken seriously.

‘Jerry Seinfeld made overstatements of opinion for comic effect,’ says the court papers filed by Seinfeld's attorneys that also call for the lawsuit to be thrown out.

Here's what he said on the Letterman Show:

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