John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a 'geriatric Dr. Evil'

John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a 'geriatric Dr. Evil'

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John Oliver’s legal tussle with a man he once called a “geriatric Dr. Evil” is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy.

West Virginia judge Jeffrey Cramer has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed against Oliver by Robert Murray, the coal baron behind Murray Energy Corp.

Murray, along with his company, had sued HBO in June over a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment which focused on American coal mining, and took a particularly close look at Murray’s role within that industry.

The (rather hilarious) lawsuit did not come as a surprise to HBO. In that same segment, Oliver revealed that Murray had already sent him a cease-and-desist just for investigating. “I know you are probably going to sue me, but you know what, I stand by everything I said,” he said, addressing Murray through his show. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a 'geriatric Dr. Evil'

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