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Brian Burke sues online commenters

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08:25 AM ET 04.27 | Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has filed a lawsuit with B.C. Supreme Court, saying he was defamed in online comments accusing him of having an extra-marital affair with a sports reporter. Burke alleges the online comments published by 18 people, whose identities are unknown to him, are untrue. Burke's statement of claim says the online comments were widely circulated on social media. His statement says the online remarks claim that Burke was fired as the president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs because what the comments say was a sexual relationship with Rogers Sportsnet reporter Hazel Mae.

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April 27, 2013  08:36 AM ET

If the accusations are true, I just lost a lot of respect for Hazel Mae.

April 27, 2013  08:59 AM ET

EWWWWWWWW!!!!

April 27, 2013  09:28 AM ET

For a second there I thought he was suing this board for all of the comments that we made about him.

Obviously he was fired because of some untrue and unfounded rumors about a sexual liaison. It had nothing to do with him making stupid trades and running the Leafs into the ground.

April 27, 2013  09:31 AM ET

It sounds like he is seriously Irked.

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April 27, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Righteous indignation or subtle bragging?

April 27, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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If the accusations are true, I just lost a lot of respect for Hazel Mae.

I don't see it even possibly being true Clem.

April 27, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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I don't see it even possibly being true Clem.

You'd think it'd be Hazel suing. ;-)

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April 27, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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I've been sweating finding a summons officer at my door all morning.. :/

Here's a quote from the article, ???Brian has decided that it is time to stop people who post comments on the Internet from thinking they can fabricate wild stories with impunity."

Commenter's name? Peter Gall his lawyer. That's a perfect name for this story.

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April 27, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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If the accusations are true, I just lost a lot of respect for Hazel Mae.

Tellin' ya!

April 27, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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...So, Brian Burke killed five hookers.

... then sodomized them.




<that should keep him away from Dallas...>

April 27, 2013  10:52 AM ET

Not everyone likes her

April 27, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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I'm going to take this opportunity to start a promulgation campaign of totally asinine accusations towards Mr. Burke.

So, Brian Burke killed five hookers.

LMFAO

If we're going to put forward outrageous false statements consider this one -----

Interim general manager Cliff Fletcher confirmed earlier this morning on the FAN 590 morning show that hiring Burke would be a "great move."

April 27, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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... then sodomized them.

<that should keep him away from Dallas...>

.....or attract him.

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