The verdict is in for the Gilbert Arenas complaint and injunction I discussed a while back here. I had asked who slapped the hardest and commended VH1 in going for a strategic Basketball Alley-oop where Laura tossed the ball to VH1 and they went in for a SLAM dunk! Slam dunk they did and yes you can bet VH1 is screaming as their feet touch the legal court floor, “Now what GilbertArenas?! Now what? How ya like us noooooow?!” Case essentially over for Arenas folks. It is not worth the time, energy and money.
It was what it was. It is what it is. All rise! Court is no longer in session. Matter of Gilbert Arenas v. VH1 et al c’est finished.
“A California federal judge has rejected NBA superstar Gilbert Arenas’ attempts to block VH1’s Basketball Wives and turned down a request to stop former fiancé Laura Govan from appearing on the show and mentioning his name.
Further, Shed Media, the producers of the show, have successfully got the judge to grant an anti-SLAPP motion that strikes all of Arenas’ claims as an impingement of free speech except for allegations of a publicity rights infringement. There, the judge dismisses the claim, but is allowing Arenas to file an amended complaint. . .
The just-released decision comes as a huge relief for VH1, which plans to debut the latest LA-based season of Basketball Wives on Monday.
In recent months, the show has been hit with a number of lawsuits and legal warnings from various NBA players. ” THR, Esq. has full story.
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