Fan Suing MLB, ESPN for $10 Million After Cameras Catch Him Sleeping at Red Sox-Yankees Game [POLL]
A fan caught napping at a Red Sox-Yankees game is reportedly suing ESPN and others for broadcasting images of him asleep in his seat and making disparaging comments about him.
According to Courthouse News, the fan, Andrew Robert Rector is seeking $10 million in damages for “defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
In his complaint, via Courthouse News, Rector says that after ESPN focused its camera on him, ”announcers like Dan Shulman and John Kruck [sic] unleashed avalanche of disparaging words against the person of and concerning the plaintiff. These words, include but not limited to ‘stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid’ knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world …”
None of those words are heard in the video above, which is available on the MLB YouTube channel. The complaint says comments similar in nature were present on MLB.com the next day.
So what do you think? Does the fan have a case?