Lawrence Fisher, lawyer for Laurie Fine, has spoken out against ESPN following the network’s attempt to throw out the lawsuit against them in court, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.
Lawrence Fisher, a lawyer for Laurie Fine, asked a federal judge to deny ESPN’s request to throw out her claim that the network defamed her by reporting that she’d had sex with SU players. ESPN argued it was protected from a libel suit because the allegation surfaced in court papers.
Like we said from the start, it looks as if Laurie Fine has as much of a case as Bobby Davis and Mike Lang had in suing Jim Boeheim. The lawsuit appears to me to be more of a statement rather than a case for monetary gain, and it seems like she is out to tell her side of the story. With her husband working for Syracuse basketball for the long period of time that he worked, it doesn’t seem like money would really be an issue for the Fine family.
It seems like this is one of the final chapters in this entire saga, as both sides will be running out of options following this lawsuit. Unless new information comes to light, it appears that we will never know the exact truth in the whole Bernie Fine saga. I think I can speak on behalf of all Syracuse fans that we just want to get this entire circus behind us so we can move on and focus on basketball. It is a sad situation that occurred, and it appears that something inappropriate probably happened during Bernie Fine tenure as assistant coach at Syracuse. Whether it as molestation or not we will never know, but it appears that it is coming close to the time where we can close the book on this entire saga.