Tie Him Up, Tie Him Down and Shush Him

Spain's most celebrated director is in trouble for a bit of unscripted dialogue. In Madrid last week, the nation's naughty auteur PEDRO ALMODOVAR said Spain's outgoing Popular Party tried to hatch a coup the day before its defeat in the March 14 election. The party denied the charge and threatened to sue the director for slander. Almodovar says he "just echoed a sea of rumors." Hey, can Bill Clinton sue anyone for Wag the Dog?


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!