TORONTO POET SUES FOR DEFAMATION

Mar 02, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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A prominent Toronto poet has launched a $150, 000 dollar defamation suit against two peers who accused him of sexual harassment and assault.  Greg Frankson, who goes by the stage name Ritallin, says the allegations resulted in him being banned from spoken-word events across the country.

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Frankson, who denies all the allegations, is asking for $100,000 dollars in general damages, $50,000 in punitive damages and a public retraction.  Frankson was the house poet on the CBC radio program “Here and Now” between 2012 and 2014.  He also appeared as a contestant on CBC’s “Canada’s Smartest Person”.

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