Former GM Of Toronto Maple Leafs Files A Defamation Suit Against Poonerman, Slobberface and 16 Others.

Toronto Maple Leaf's former GM Brian Burke.Brian Burke, who seems to be a decent guy, was fired as the General Manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs in January 2013. One of the possible reasons is that he might’ve been having an affair and may have fathered a child with a Rogers Sportsnet reporter. What was the source? Internet commenters and now Mr. Burke is fighting back.

From Deadspin:

“In what is surely the silliest letter he has ever written, Burke’s attorney Peter A. Gall wrote ‘Brian has decided that it is time to stop people who post comments on the Internet from thinking they can fabricate wild stories with impunity.’ Burke has not only vehemently denied these rumors but this past Friday he filed a defamation suit in B.C. Supreme Court against 18 John Does.

The defendants, whose identities are currently unknown to Burke, are listed only by their online usernames:

NoFixedAddress
CamBarkerFan
Lavy16
mbskidmore
Tulowd
Loob
Naggah
mowerman
Aaronp18
Steve
KaBoomin8
THEzbrad
Slobberface
Poonerman
isolatedcircuit
Kanada Kev
sir psycho sexy

Unfortunately, this probably isn’t going to end well for Mr. Burke. Locating and holding online commenters accountable for their interweb remarks is next to impossible and initiating a lawsuit against these John Does only brings more unwanted attention to their comments. Just sayin.

Why the bold “possible”, ‘might’ve” and “may have” in this post? Because I don’t want RatherCuddle added to the list of John Does. [Deadspin]

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