Posted by FrankSanello
Robert J. Lent represented me in a $30 million libel and tortious interference suit filed by Sharon's former law firm after the publication of my unauthorized biography of the actress, Naked Instinct (Carol/Birchlane, 1997)
The book quoted a partner at the firm gossiping with me about his literally "star" client. The LA Times reported that after Naked Instinct came out, Stone left the law firm. So did the partner I quoted in my bio. Stone never sued us because people in the" public eye" don't enjoy the same protection from libel we ordinary mortals do.
The publisher and I were both acquitted. The plaintiffs were ordered to pay our legal fees but never did.
The lawsuit dragged on for two years and climaxed with a month-long trial in 1999.