Boston's Tom Scholz Loses Case Over Late Singer Suicide Claims

(Classic Rock) The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled against Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and the former wife of late singer Brad Delp.

Scholz sued the Boston Herald and Micki Delp after the newspaper printed articles in which she made remarks which Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's suicide in 2007.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit against the singer's ex in 2011 but it was reinstated by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. A different judge dismissed Scholz's lawsuit against the paper.

The Supreme Judicial Court found in their unanimous ruling "The statements at issue could not have been understood by a reasonable reader to have been anything but opinions regarding the reason Brad committed suicide." Read more here.

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