Halperin, Cirque step up legal duel over LalibertÃ© bio
The author of an unauthorized biography of Cirque du Soleil’s founder says he plans to file a $500,000 lawsuit against the Montreal circus troupe and Guy LalibertÃ©, according to a report in Le Journal de MontrÃ©al.
Ian Halperin is suing over remarks LalibertÃ© made last week, after Maclean’s magazine ran an excerpt from his book Guy LalibertÃ©: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil.
In a report from The Canadian Press, LalibertÃ© termed Halperin a “crook” and a “liar” over the Maclean’s piece, titled “Sex, Drugs and Acrobats.” The Cirque has threatened to sue for punitive damages on behalf of LalibertÃ© and the company, but has yet to file that claim.
In his article and his book, already a bestseller in Quebec, Halperin describes sex, illegal drugs and wild parties associated with the early days of Cirque du Soleil and its founder.
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