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Brian Burke Files Defamation Suit Against People Who Made Comments On The Web

from Matt Kieltyka of MetroNews,

The former Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager’s lawyers have filed an action in B.C. Supreme Court Friday alleging defamation against several unidentified Internet commentators who “have spread lies about Brian over the internet, following Brian’s dismissal as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.”

Burke, through lawyer Peter Gall of Heenan Blaikie LLP, is suing for damages and an injunction preventing the defendants “John Does #1 to #18” (identified only by their blog and comment forum user names) from posting any more defamatory statements online.

The comments in question were posted on numerous blogs and hockey forums “explaining” why Burke was fired as Leafs GM in January 2013.

The notice of civil claim says the Internet commentators were spreading lies, alleging Burke had a sexual relationship with a female sports reporter, and may be the father of her child.

continued with the usernames of the commentators...

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Savage Henry's avatar

He’s a freak of nature but we love him so!

Posted by Savage Henry on 04/26/13 at 08:06 PM ET

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I would like to state clearly that I fully support Brian Burke and think that the only reason he was fired is because the people at MLSE simply don’t understand the absolutely managerial genius of Mr Burke.

Posted by Garth on 04/26/13 at 08:54 PM ET

pensfan29's avatar

Story of the year. Suing internet commenters. Is this April 1st?

Posted by pensfan29 on 04/26/13 at 11:44 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Seriously???

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/27/13 at 01:58 AM ET

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Well I have it from a 100% trustworthy source that Mr. Burke once punched an innocent kitten in the face (this is not the reason he was fired though).


(The kitten needed 18 stitches and didn’t return until the third period).

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 04/27/13 at 06:01 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I’m 100% certain that Burke is my biological father.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/27/13 at 03:12 PM ET

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