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Simeoni suing Armstong?(13 posts)

Simeoni suing Armstong?DougSloan
Jul 7, 2003 12:45 PM
Anyone catch this?

Simeoni set to take Armstrong to court


SEDAN, France, July 7 (Reuters) - Italian rider Filippo Simeoni says he is to take four-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong to court for alleged defamation over remarks in the French newspaper Le Monde.

"My dignity has been offended. I want a public apology. He (Armstrong) can't say what he wants and not be punished," Simeoni said on Monday.

In the interview published in April, Armstrong verbally attacked Simeoni after the Italian rider had given evidence in the continuing doping trial of sports doctor Michele Ferrari.

Simeoni, 31, said proceedings had to be instigated before July 14. The Italian, a professional since 1995, won a stage of the Tour of Spain in 2001.

Armstrong is in 10th place after the second stage of the Tour de France which began on Saturday. Simeoni's Domina Vacanze team was not given a wild card invite by Tour organisers.

Updated on Monday, Jul 7, 2003

http://sports.yahoo.com/sc/news?slug=reu-simeoni&prov=reuters&type=lgns

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Doesn't say what Armstrong said. Anyone know?

Doug
lawsuit? why not just duel like gentlemen? (nm)Drone 5200
Jul 7, 2003 1:08 PM
lawsuit? why not just duel like gentlemen? (nm)The Human G-Nome
Jul 7, 2003 1:18 PM
because he couldn't get an invitation to the duel.
touche! (nm)Drone 5200
Jul 7, 2003 2:28 PM
I love the logic of defamation suits . . .Look381i
Jul 7, 2003 1:25 PM
They bring the attention of the world to statements that the world had already forgotten or never before heard.
I love the defense ...Humma Hah
Jul 7, 2003 2:15 PM
... it is neither slander nor libel if it is the TRUTH. That's the big risk of a lawsuit, you're forcing them to PROVE it, and they might.
I'm setting up the Lance defense fundSpoiler
Jul 7, 2003 3:47 PM
I know money is a little tight around the Armstrong home, so if anybody would like to help him out with the costs of the suit, please send your donations to me.
I'm setting up the Lance defense fundBananaman
Jul 7, 2003 6:20 PM
A little tight? mmm... you could sell of his private jet!!
Doug and I will defend him...jtolleson
Jul 8, 2003 1:23 PM
talk about a dream team...
can he afford us? ;-) nmDougSloan
Jul 8, 2003 1:29 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA nmrrjc5488
Jul 7, 2003 7:31 PM
I can see the hate in this picNate552
Jul 8, 2003 1:26 PM
They look ok to me.
sure, each trying to crush the other's hand ;-) nmDougSloan
Jul 8, 2003 2:02 PM