COURT REVIVES LIBEL SUIT BY `KATO' KAELIN.
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A state appeals court has reinstated Brian ``Kato'' Kaelin's libel libel 1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of suit against an acquaintance who said Kaelin admitted helping O.J. Simpson hide bloody clothing.
A Superior Court judge had dismissed the lawsuit, saying Simpson's former house guest could not show the statement by Klein Al'n was a deliberate or reckless falsehood, as required for a libel suit by a public figure.
But the 2nd District Court of Appeal said Thursday that jurors who believed Kaelin could conclude that Al'n had lied.
The 3-0 ruling allows Kaelin to proceed with his suit against Al'n. Kaelin did not appeal the dismissal of his suit against The Globe, a supermarket tabloid Supermarket tabloids are national weekly magazines printed on newsprint in tabloid format, specializing in celebrity news, gossip, astrology, and bizarre (some would say apocryphal) stories about ordinary people. that quoted Al'n, and reporter Craig Lewis Craig Lewis (born December 30, 1976) is an Australian baseballer.
In 2004, he was part of the Australian Olympic baseball team, who achieved a Silver Medal in the baseball tournament at the Athens Olympics. .
Kaelin was living in a guest room on Simpson's Brentwood estate in June 1994 when Nicole Brown Simpson Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was the wife of American football player O.J. Simpson. Found murdered at her home in Los Angeles, California, along with her friend Ronald Goldman, her death led to one of the most controversial and widely-discussed criminal and her friend Ron Goldman were slain, and he became a witness at the criminal trial.
Al'n first told a radio interviewer in October 1995 that he ran into Kaelin a few days after the killings, that Kaelin was shaking uncontrollably and that he admitted helping Simpson hide bloody clothing in a green plastic trash bag.
The Globe published an article on his comments. Kaelin said it was entirely false.