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CHOCO
Dec 4th, 2002, 07:41 AM
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Cop Seeks $10M From George Michael
by Matt Johns
365Gay.com Newscenter in Los Angeles


Posted: December 4, 2002
12:02 a.m. ET/+5GMT/-3PT

(Los Angeles, California) The Beverley Hills police officer who arrested singer George Michael on sex charges in a park bathroom in 1998 is suing the pop star for $10 million.

Michael was charged with led conduct. He pleaded no contest and was fined $810 and ordered to perform community service.. Shortly after the incident he came out publicly.

Officer Marcelo Rodriguez alleges that Michael mocked and slandered him in the video for his hit "Outside."

Rodriguez's first attempt to sue Michael was thrown out by a Los Angeles court two years on the grounds that police officers are public figures and under the fair comment section of the law could be subject to criticism.

But, Tuesday an appeals court ruled that the suit could go ahead because Michael had publicly accused Rodriguez of "specific and objectively verifiable acts."

In interviews after the April 1998 incident Michael told the media he was a victim of police entrapment.

Rodriguez wants $10 million for humiliation, emotional and physical distress and medical treatment.

niratti
Dec 4th, 2002, 09:27 AM
What an asshole!!

:rolleys: i hope he won't get a cent!!!

Car Key Boi
Dec 4th, 2002, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by niratti
What an asshole!!

:rolleys: i hope he won't get a cent!!!


the cop's lawyers do not want this to go to trial

they're just hoping that the Micheal lawyers will pay their client off with a settlement, somewhere in the region of half a million ought to do it

i'm sure that is what Micheal's lawyers will be advising to George Micheal, lets avoid going to trial and pay this bum off with some loose change

but Micheal doesn't always listen to his legal counsel (the Sony case for example) so this could be interesting, this one might actually go to trial

anton
Dec 4th, 2002, 10:09 AM
:rolleyes: I hope it does go to trial so we can watch it on court tv

CHOCO
Dec 4th, 2002, 12:31 PM
It looks like George might have to cough up some dough.

DutchieGirl
Dec 4th, 2002, 12:38 PM
I hope it goes to trial and the cop doesn't get a cent! pff