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“Douche Suit” Between Ronn Torossian and Drew Kerr Settled

drewkerr2.jpeg 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian sued Four Corners Communications founder Drew Kerr last December for $20 million. Torossian alleged that Kerr bought www.rontorossianpr.com, which at the time directed visitors to a douche ad, PRNewser reported at the time. Now, it seems the lawsuit has been settled, with no money changing hands. The website, however, has been taken down.

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In perhaps one of the stranger decisions written by the Supreme Court of the State of New York:

Moreover, to the extent that a statement that Mr. Torossian is a “douche” or “douchebag” can be inferred from the plaintiffs actions, this is also not a statement of fact, but rather, is one of opinion (see generally Gross v. New York Times Co., 82 NY2d146[1993]). An opinion, which is a person’s thought, belief or inference, is not capable of being proven false.

While the “douche suite” seems to have been settled, Drew Kerr has “filed a lawsuit of his own, taking on his insurance company to recover his legal fees defending himself against Torossian,” reports CityFile.

[h/t Gawker]

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