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Writer Will Sue Billionaut Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil for Slander

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
June 29, 2009
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Halperin, Cirque step up legal duel over Laliberté bio
CBC News

The author of an unauthorized biography of Cirque du Soleil’s founder says he plans to file a $500,000 lawsuit against the Montreal circus troupe and Guy Laliberté, according to a report in Le Journal de Montréal.

Ian Halperin is suing over remarks Laliberté made last week, after Maclean’s magazine ran an excerpt from his book Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil.

In a report from The Canadian Press, Laliberté termed Halperin a “crook” and a “liar” over the Maclean’s piece, titled “Sex, Drugs and Acrobats.” The Cirque has threatened to sue for punitive damages on behalf of Laliberté and the company, but has yet to file that claim.

In his article and his book, already a bestseller in Quebec, Halperin describes sex, illegal drugs and wild parties associated with the early days of Cirque du Soleil and its founder.

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3 responses to “Writer Will Sue Billionaut Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil for Slander”

  1. Last Days Man says:

    Guy Laliberté is telling the truth about Ian Halperin, because he is nothing but a liar and a trouble maker who think he will not be confronted with reality and facts. All of Ian Halperin’s books are full of inconsistencies including the contraversy he has created on the death’s of Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain.

  2. Last Days Man says:

    Halperin has been a trouble maker since college.

  3. Last Days Man says:

    Halperin must be sued for all the contraversy he has done.

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