'Bachelor' Spoilers Are Protected Speech, Blogger Says

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 2:05 PM EST) -- Steve Carbone, who operates a website revealing which contestant on “The Bachelor” will be eliminated before the show is broadcast, said Monday that free speech protections shield him from a second lawsuit brought by the show's producers.

Carbone, proprietor of blog Reality Steve, claims Warner Horizon, part of Warner Bros. Television Group, and NZK Productions Inc.'s lawsuit should be nixed under California's anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation law because the secrets his site reveals about the popular ABC series are a matter of “public interest”....
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Case Information

Case Title

NZK Productions Inc et al v. Stephen Carbone et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


George H. King

Date Filed

December 21, 2012

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