Tuesday, July 3, 2007
The food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer was unimpressed by a steak he got at a restaurant called "Chops," and said so in a review. The restaurant, displeased, sued for libel, contending that he received (and knew he received) a steak sandwich without bread, not an actual steak. And now, the Philadelphia Weekly reports, his videotaped deposition may be shown publicly, causing significant harm to his ability to remain anonymous.
(I observe that the Chops comment section has some negative comments about the lawsuit too.) (Update: As commenter LCC (also known as my sister) notes, the negative comments have disappeared.)