Press: A Five-Year Legal Toothache

Carol Burnett seeks $10 million from a sensation-monger

Not since the Lee Marvin "palimony" case has a Hollywood courtroom drama attracted such attention. As an expectant crowd lined the corridors at Los Angeles County superior court last week, Actress-Comedian Carol Burnett arrived for the first day of proceedings in her $10 million libel suit against the sensationalist weekly tabloid the National Enquirer (circ. 5.1 million). Said a determined-looking Burnett: "I'm very happy to be here. It's like a five-year-old toothache and I'm finally at the dentist."

Burnett's suit arises out of a 1976 Enquirer...

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