The Press: Sewer Trouble

For Confidential magazine and two of its imitators, legal troubles were piling up last week. In Los Angeles Superior Court, Tobacco Heiress Doris Duke slapped a $3,000,000 libel suit on Confidential and Publisher Robert Harrison for a scurrilous article about her and a Negro handyman and chauffeur whom the magazine said she once employed. Confidential's implication of "indecent acts" is "completely and entirely false and untrue," said her suit (the fifth libel action now pending against Confidential), and exposed her to "disgrace, contempt and ridicule.'' Hollywood Attorney Jerry Giesler, who filed the suit, said his client was not interested in a...

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