Sleeping Fan Sues New York Yankees, MLB, ESPN for Defamation
Andrew Rector proved today that you really can sue anyone – even MLB, ESPN or the New York Yankees – for just about anything.
Clients often call and say, “can this person sue me for defamation if I [fill in the blank].” As I always say, and as this case illustrates, anyone can sue anybody for anything. The question is, can they do so successfully? Here, a sleeping baseball fan by the name of Andrew Rector is suing for the comments made by the sportscasters when the camera captured him napping.
Can he sue for defamation? Yes. But will he be successful? The answer here will be, no. A ridiculous and frivolous suit.
[UPDATE:] My prediction was correct. As reported by the New York Daily News, the court threw out (or should I say, put to sleep?) Rector’s ridiculous legal action.
Here is the video of the incident in question, which resulted in the unsuccessful legal action: