Judge: Sammy Hagar’s memoir did not defame woman
A judge says rocker Sammy Hagar did not defame a Playboy bunny with whom he allegedly fathered a child when he accused her of extortion in his memoir.
U.S. District Judge Linda Reade last week dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Iowa woman, identified as Jane Doe in court documents.
The woman claims she and Hagar had an affair in the 1980s and that she became pregnant with his child in 1988. The child died shortly after birth in 1989.
In his 2011 memoir, “Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock,” Hagar denied fathering the child and accused the woman of extorting him for money.
Reade says Hagar’s statements were not libelous because they did not use Doe’s name and she failed to prove she suffered any injury from them.
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