Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Alan Dershowitz Says Recent "The Good Fight" Episode Defamed Him

Ron Charles discusses defamation by fiction and Alan Dershowitz's allegation that a fictional lawyer on the tv series The Good Fight defamed him in a recent Jeffrey Epstein-themed episode, "The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein." Read Mr. Charles's essay in the Washington Post.

Here's more from Entertainment Weekly.

Here's a short bibliography on defamation by fiction.

Libel in fiction, from the Freedom Forum Institute

Michael Savare, Falsity, Fault, and Fiction, UCLA Law Review 

Vivian Deborah Wilson, The Law of Libel and the Art of Fiction, Law and Contemporary Problems

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