CBS Soap Hairstylist Can't Revitalize $6M Libel Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2013, 8:34 PM EST) -- A California appellate court upheld on Thursday a lower court's dismissal of a $6 million defamation lawsuit accusing producers of CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” of trumping up criticisms of the show’s former lead hairdresser to justify potentially firing him.

Carlos Pelz, who worked for CBS Broadcasting Inc. on the Bell-Phillip Television Productions Inc. show “The Bold and the Beautiful” for 20 years, sued the two companies for defamation last year, pointing to a 2010 memo criticizing him for a negative attitude and...
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