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April 30, 2004

C. Delores Tucker Gets the Gasface

C. Delores Tucker, master of moral outrage as promotional tool and supporter of Rev. Sun Myung Moon (click atrios' "host committee" link), just took a loss in yet another absurd lawsuit, in which she sued local newspapers for failing to properly capture the absurdity of her previous lawsuits:

Court Dismisses Libel Suit by Rap Critic

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a libel lawsuit by a critic of violent rap lyrics who said two newspapers had mischaracterized her dispute with the estate of slain rapper Tupac Shakur and others.

C. DeLores Tucker, who led a national campaign against rap music with violent lyrics in the 1990s, had sued over lyrics in which Shakur rhymed her name with an obscenity. Her 1997 lawsuit alleged, among other things, that her husband, William Tucker, had suffered loss of "consortium."

The Philadelphia Daily News and The Legal Intelligencer, a daily newspaper covering legal affairs in Philadelphia, were among the news organizations that reported on the lawsuit and interpreted loss of consortium to mean harm to the Tuckers' sex life. Tucker said the claim had nothing to do with sex, but with "advice, society, companionship, i.e., defendants' effect upon the `family union.'"

Thursday's ruling said the Tuckers can plead their case again only if they assert that the newspapers had been told unequivocally that the loss of consortium claim was not about sex...

How does she manage to go through these proceedings with a straight face?

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 30, 2004 1:03 PM

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