Jay Leno SLAPP Dismissed Under California Law

In 2006, Jay Leno, NBC and others were sued for defamation by a woman claiming defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress based on statements he made in the show. NBC took advantage of California’s anti-SLAPP motion to have the case dismissed, and fees and costs awarded, with the court holding that no reasonable person could understand Leno’s statements to be factual or defamatory. 

See Drake v. Leno, 34 Med.L.Rptr. 2510 (2006).