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And if Marty actually has multiple clients who told him they suffered abuse of some sort or other at T.C.'s hands and are willing to say so in court, then malice on his part cannot be demonstrated and lack of malice is an affirmative defense.
I do not think T.C. wants a number of persons testifying in court detailing any sort of abuse (whether emotional, mental or physical) by him, either - assuming enough of this allegation is actually true.
And bear this in mind also: there has been no lawsuit against either SP Times, Marty Rathbun or any of the other outspoken Ex-Sea Org over the allegations in The Truth Rundown article series, either. Marty has played enough legal wargames to know what he is doing and I'll wager he consulted with counsel before posting that email response to Fields.
Somehow, I very much doubt he is running a monumental "bluff" with regard to T.C.'s past behavior. The lack of response from T.C.'s top drawer Hollywood lawyer is rather telling all by itself.
Michael "The Sneakster" Hobson
I am *not* anonymous. I *do* forgive.
disclaimer: I Am Not A Lawyer nor even a wanna-be lawyer.
Good God. T.C. is in a PR industry and Marty is a tiny fly. Why the hell would TC care what he does?
I believe Marty is trying to build his FZ biz by establishing himself as an anti COS land mine, and attempting to avoid future racketeering/civil actions that might be pressed against him in the future. And keep his personal image of himself as above the little people he so despised for so long. Good faith and Marty Rathbun are an oxymoron, heavy on the moron.