The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 October 2003

Suing for Columbine

I always figured someone would eventually sue Michael Moore over Bowling for Columbine, but I didn't figure it would be a relative of an Oklahoma City bombing conspirator.

James Nichols — he's Terry Nichols' brother, living in Michigan — says Moore interviewed him and deceived him about what he planned to do with the interview. He accuses Moore of libel, defamation of character, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. If you've seen the film, Nichols is the chap who tells Moore he's got a gun under his pillow.

Posted at 8:00 AM to Dyssynergy


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Had James Nichols ever seen a Michael Moore film before talking with him? I think there ought to be a lottery concerning law suits. If the suit contains the word "defamation" and no one has died, the name of the plaintiff(s) should go into a hat, and at the end of the year, month, week, whenever.. Well, the winner gets a smoke and a blindfold, that's the point. :)

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 6:42 AM on 30 October 2003