NEW YORK, Aug. 4 LAWFUEL – Press Release Service — Yesterday, the Federal Court in
Philadelphia issued a decision dismissing a defamation case brought by
Carlton Sherwood against Senator John F. Kerry and Anthony T. Podesta.
The complaint alleged that the Democratic National Committee and others sought to prevent Sherwood during the 2004 Presidential Campaign from distributing a movie entitled “Stolen Honor,” which dealt with Sherwood’s views of the Senator’s conduct after his military service during the Vietnam War.
Statement of Kerry Spokesman David Wade:
“This decision is a crystal clear statement that Carlton Sherwood’s
suit had no place in court. The courts will not be hijacked by Mr.
Sherwood’s personal agenda. John Kerry will continue to speak out about the best direction for our country and the real interests of America’s men and women in uniform.”
Statement of Paul Bschorr, Senator Kerry’s attorney and partner in Reed Smith’s New York office:
“Senator Kerry is pleased that Judge Fullam of the federal court in
Philadelphia has agreed with his position and dismissed the entire Sherwood suit with prejudice. Sherwood’s complaint was little more than a thinly veiled attempt to use the court to rehash issues from the 2004 Presidential campaign.”