NHL Referee To Sue Newspaper Over Comic Strip

This is the May 28th edition of the rather mediocre daily strip Adam@Home, published by the Toronto Star.

Andy van Hellemond is a long standing, now retired Natiuonal Hockley League and currently a city councillor for Guelph city council.

And he doesn’t see the funny side, and has served a notice of libel against the Toronto Star on the basis that the cartoon caused him “serious and irreparable harm”.

“Our client takes the position that the publication of his last name and prior occupation in respect of his ability to referee professional hockey games was calculated to disparage both his personal and professional reputation and was defamatory.”

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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