Bass Demands TV Stations Stop Airing Hit Ad

A lawyer for Congresswoman Karen Bass sent a cease-and-desist letter to five Los Angeles television stations Tuesday demanding that they stop airing an attack ad against her, claiming it was untrue and “defamatory.”  The 30-second ad is paid for by the Los Angeles Police Protective League – the union representing L.A. police officers.  While the content may have upset the mayoral candidate, the $2 million the LAPPL put behind airing the ad that attempts to connect Bass to a federal corruption case targeting Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas didn’t make things any better.  While the Bass team attempts to stop the ad, one legal expert told the LA Times that she didn’t think the ad rises to the level of defamatory speech.  


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