Senior's star: Buckingham publicist sues the Hook
The Daily Progress reports that Buckingham publicist, chicken farmer, and alleged friend to many stars Tommy Lightfoot Garrett has filed a $10.7 million defamation suit against the Hook and two of its reporters December 22 in Buckingham.
According to the Progress, the suit claims the Hook "lampoons Garrett and one of his attorneys" and that another story made "false statements about the facts" of Garrett's plea deal after getting charged with 15 counts of forging and uttering, but the story does not reveal what the allegedly false statements are. The Hook has not yet received the complaint. [Christmas eve update: here it is! (pdf)] [Later update: the exhibits too! (pdf)]
assembled links below to all Garrett-centered stories (and even brief mentions) in the Hook.
Questions remain. Will we ever get to see the suit? Will local blogger
December 1, 2005 Cultural calendar
February 1, 2007 4 Better or Worse: Latest Tommy Garrett exploit.
February 22, 2007 NEWS- Publicist charged: 15 forgery counts continued*
September 6, 2007 4Better or Worse: Latest Tommy Garrett sightings
February 1, 2008 NEWS- Forgery trial continued for publicist to the stars*
February 7, 2008 NEWS- Tommybrook: Publicist to the stars ready for trial*
March 27, 2008 4 Better or Worse: Most scathing book review.
April 22, 2008 NEWS- Publicist to the stars cops a plea
April 24, 2008 NEWS- Garrett's plea: Publicist guilty of reduced charge*
December 25, 2008 Unprecedented: Behind the '08 ball.
* denotes allegedly actionable/defamatory stories, according to the complaint
Christmas Day update: One local blogger discovered some curious things about the literary career of Mr. Garrett.
January 5 update: Archives updated.
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Correction: This posting originally claimed that the April 22 story entitled "Senior magazine: Garrett mystery solved" was online only, but a search of our archives shows that it appeared in print two days later.