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Eric Lindros Files A Defamation Lawsuit Against Paul Stewart

from Rick Westhead of TSN,

Eric Lindros has launched a $3 million defamation lawsuit against one-time NHL referee Paul Stewart and the Huffington Post, after Stewart wrote a column for the online news website that allegedly made the former Philadelphia Flyers star forward look like a "*#$%@&."

In documents filed in an Ontario court, Lindros says his reputation has been sullied after Stewart wrote about his poor on-ice relationship with Lindros, which was capped by an incident when Lindros allegedly tore up posters he was asked by Stewart to autograph for a charity.

Lindros's claims have not been proven in court and the Huffington Post has not filed a statement of defence. Lindros's lawyer Geoff Shaw said in an interview that Stewart has served him with a statement of defence, although it has not yet been been added to the public court record.

In an emailed statement, Huffington Post Canada managing editor Kenny Yum wrote, "This is before our lawyers and I can't comment." Stewart, reached in the U.S., declined to discuss the case. "I don't have anything to say," he said. "I don't have a comment."


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nEgativezEro's avatar

“and makes Lindros out to be unfriendly, hostile, rude, insulting, vindictive, cruel, uncharitable and generally a despicable person.”

Soooo….. where’s the issue?

Posted by nEgativezEro on 02/25/15 at 01:52 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Awwww….Little Eric Lindros’ knickers are all in a twist. Big farkin’ baby…

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/25/15 at 02:18 PM ET


Eric Lindros might be right. He was right about Bobby Clarke and the Flyers when they called him all kinds of names when he refused to go back on ice after a concussion. How times have changed. Now the league would fine a team for what Flyers did to Lindros.

Posted by Puckbubba on 02/25/15 at 02:20 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Here’s the article in question. It seemed pretty innocuous when I first read it last summer. Still seems that way today.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 02/25/15 at 03:01 PM ET

JBytes's avatar

So, according to Paul Stewart, a borderline infraction by Lindros was a penalty, but one by a friendlier player wasn’t?  I see.

Posted by JBytes on 02/25/15 at 03:55 PM ET

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