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Tara Parker quoted in “The problem with Pam & Tommy: Canadian actress Pamela Anderson is again exposed without consent”, CBC News

February-4-2022

Lawyer Tara Parker
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Excerpt from “The problem with Pam & Tommy: Canadian actress Pamela Anderson is again exposed without consent”, CBC News

Legally, the matter is clear. Anderson's consent or permission is not required, says Toronto entertainment lawyer Tara Parker.

"If you're telling a true story in the public interest and particularly about well-known people there's a right to freedom of expression in [Canada]," she said. "There's first amendment rights in the U.S., and that's really protected."

There are limitations on those rights. The story can't defame the subject and must tell the truth, Parker says. In the case of Pam & Tommy, it was based closely on Amanda Chicago Lewis's Rolling Stone article of 2014. 

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