You would think that every anti-SLAPP motion gets granted by the way some "free speech" writers talk. Every victory is a a big deal to them and they make every effort to make sure you know about it.
So this is where I come in.
I’m here to let you know that a goodly sum of anti-SLAPP motions get denied for many reasons, most importantly (in my experience) because the alleged defamatory statements are simply outrageous.
Here’s a perfect example: Howard K. Stern sued Larry Birkhead’s former bodyguard (Mark Speer) in Los Angeles for defamation late last year. Speer filed an anti-SLAPP motion and the court denied the motion.
Speer allegedly said that Stern had stolen money from Anna and that he was putting the money in offshore accounts and making back room deals with Birkhead, among other things.
For more details on this story check out the article here.
Don’t think for a minute that just because you file an anti-SLAPP motion you’ll have it made.