City Councilor and Former NHL Ref Sues Comic Strip

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Current Guelph City Councilor and former National Hockey League referee Andy van Hellemond is suing the Toronto Star for libel over the Adam@Home comic strip it ran.  Van Hellemond is claiming the strip has caused “serious and irreparable harm.”  From the notice.

Our client takes the position that the publication of his last name and prior occupation in respect of his ability to referee professional hockey games was calculated to disparage both his personal and professional reputation and was defamatory.

You can head to The Star to read the whole story.

(h/t Bleeding Cool)