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Khawar v. Globe International, Inc.
Citation:965 P.2d 696 (Cal. 1998)
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The defendant Roundtable published a book written by defendant Robert Morrow entitled “The Senator Must Die: The Murder of Robert Kennedy.” The book alleged that Iranian secret police worked with the mafia to kill Robert Kennedy. The book claimed that Kennedy’s assassin was not Sirhan Sirhan but a man named Ali Ahmand. The book contained four photographs of a young man that it identified as Ali Ahmad standing in a group of people around Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles shortly before Kennedy was assassinated. The defendant Globe International published multiple newspaper articles that summarized the book. One article included a photograph from the book showing a group of men standing near Kennedy, including the supposed assassin Ali Ahmand.
The plaintiff was the person labeled as Ali Ahmand in these photographs. The plaintiff was a freelance photojournalist working on assignment for a Pakistani periodical. The plaintiff was at the Ambassador Hotel to try and get a picture with Kennedy. The plaintiff claimed that after these materials were published he and his family received death threats and his property was vandalized.
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