Former Drew Peterson lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, has filed a defamation law suit against former co-counsel Steve Greenberg, the Tribune company, AOL, Patch Media Corporation as well as reporters Stacy St. Clair and Joseph Hosey.
The law suit alleges that Greenberg suffers from pathological narcissism and because of this malady, he wrote and distributed a letter to the media which called out Joel Brodsky for lying to Drew Peterson, putting money ahead of his concerns for his client, and making a irreversible blunder by calling attorney Harry Smith to the witness stand during Peterson’s trial for murder.
Brodsky is suing the Tribune and AOL Patch, as well as reporters St. Clair and Hosey for publishing excerpts of the letter and knowingly spreading falsehoods about him which have resulted in a loss of revenue for his legal practice.
Read the filing:
Meanwhile, Mrs. Brodsky keeps it classy on Twitter…
…and attorney Greenberg has replied to Brodsky’s lawsuit in a press release”
Although we have not yet been served with a copy of the frivolous lawsuit filed by Joel Brodsky, we have learned enough information to appropriately comment. The items he complains of are two fold: a letter written that was released to the media and a filing made in court. With respect to the latter, it is protected by immunity. Furthermore, other members of Mr. Peterson’s defense team reviewed the statements made in all court filings. Each and every allegation made is true and thus not subject to this action. If Mr. Brodsky believes they are not, a court hearing has been set on these allegations for February 19 and 20. That Court will determine whether they are meritorious. With respect to the letter to Mr. Brodsky, to the extent there are statements of fact they are true and will be supported by evidence. To the extent it contains statements of opinion they are not actionable.
Mr. Brodsky has also chosen to sue two well-respected reporters, purely out of spite. Neither has done anything wrong. The allegations he has made against them, as they relate to myself, are false and I encourage each of them to file counter-suits.
Mr. Brodsky has demonstrated through his statements, actions, and legal work (sic), that he is willing to say or do anything, regardless of the truth or the consequences. This case is no different. He has no regard for the integrity of the legal system and little respect for others. It is a shame he has chosen to bring this action and he is urged to withdraw his claim, and just go back to wherever he came from.
Some background to the story:
Steve Greenberg Fights Back
Drew Peterson fires Steven Greenberg from defense
Joel Brodsky withdraws from Peterson Defense
Claims of ineffective assistance against Joel Brodsky
Will Drew Peterson walk because Joel Brodsky stinks?