Brian Burke files a defamation suit against Internet commentators

Matt Kieltyka of Metro News Vancouver: Brian Burke files a defamation suit against 18 Internet commentators for saying that Burke had a sexual relationship with a female sports reporter from Sportsnet, Hazel Mae, and that he fathered her child.

“The Defamatory Statements were made with the knowledge that they were false or with a reckless disregard for their truth,” the notice of civil claim reads.

“The Defamatory Statements have been published, republished, downloaded, viewed and commented on by persons in British Columbia and Ontario and throughout Canada and the United States by various means, including through email, internet bulletin board postings, Facebook pages and Twitter messages, and have harmed the Plaintiff’s reputation in, amongst other jurisdictions, British Columbia, Ontario, and other parts of Canada and the United States.”

“In publishing the Defamatory Statements, the Defendants were motivated by actual and express malice, and had the intention of damaging the Plaintiff’s reputation.”


  1. ...

    April 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I doubt we will see any of the anonymous CIA dupes, mental deficients and internet assassins in court anytime soon.

  2. Patrick

    April 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Doesn’t he know the correct way to handle internet comments?

  3. Brian Mouland

    April 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    The internet adds 40 pounds and six inches to your average couch dweller but no IQ points

  4. Kessel lover

    April 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Maybe Leaf fans should file a defamation suit against Burke the bottle nose for lies and 3 wasted years…truculence my ass.
    Maybe MLSE should sue the red cheeked burke for
    handing Ron Wilson a new contract while he was on the green mile (thats dead man walking for Jeff)

  5. SMH

    April 28, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Hey Kessel Lover, the leafs at in the playoffs aren’t they? That’s BURKES team jackass…

  6. Kessel lover

    April 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    SMH…the leafs do not belong to burke.
    just because kessels nuts were on your chin, doesnt mean you own them
    Does that mean burkes team was one of the worst in the league the last 3 years?

  7. Kessel lover

    April 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    give your grandma back the computer…or go back on