Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 6:40 PM
By Victoria Talbot
By the time the Courier was on its way to the printer last week with a story revealing that Branden Williams was the proponent who submitted 2,966 signatures to repeal the City’s newly enacted Basement Ordinance last Friday, Williams appears to have been in damage control mode.
He had engaged Aviv Tuchman as counsel who simultaneously emailed this reporter and the Courier with a threat of legal action for “Potential Defamatory Statements & Demand to Correct and/or Remove Defamatory Materials.”
“Mr. Williams has advised me that you are contemplating publishing yet another article about him which he believes will contain false statements. If you and your newspaper commit libel against him in any such contemplated article, my client reserves the right to pursue legal action against the Beverly Hills Courier and you personally for any defamatory statements.”
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