Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Runaway Bride Inks Deal

"Runaway bride" Jennifer Wilbanks and her fiance, John Mason, have sold the rights to their stories to ReganMedia, a New York based company. Wilbanks' attorney, Lydia Sartain, told reporters that Wilbanks had lost her job and needed to make some money to pay the bills, but according to reports, some officials in Wilbanks' home town of Duluth, Georgia are upset. Legislatures have tried unsuccessfully through "Son of Sam" laws to prohibit convicted felons from profiting through such deals. However, Willbanks pled no contest to a felony. She received a sentence of community service and probation. Read a FoxNews report here. A Denver Post article is here.

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