Barstool Says Insults Thrown At Rapaport Not Defamatory

Law360 (April 8, 2020, 9:53 PM EDT) -- The acrimonious feud between actor and comedian Michael Rapaport and often off-color sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports continued Tuesday as Barstool told a New York federal court Rapaport does not deserve a quick win in a lawsuit stemming from fallout over a dropped deal for a podcast on Barstool's Sirius XM radio station.

Barstool Sports Inc. told the court it had a right to fire Rapaport for bringing the media company under "public disrepute" after he went on a Twitter tirade trash-talking a Barstool blogger and attacking Barstool readers, known as Stoolies. The company further countered that it is...

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