'Idol' Contestant's Radar Online Libel Suit Canned On Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2016, 8:16 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday tossed former “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark’s suit alleging gossip site Radar Online defamed him in an article about his dismissal from the show, ruling Clark never showed any evidence that he was defamed.

In a 14-page unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel unanimously reversed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White’s ruling denying Radar Online LLC’s motion to strike the suit under California’s law barring suits that restrict free speech, known as the anti-SLAPP statute. Clark had alleged Radar...
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