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Matthew Modine Is Threatening to Sue Fran Drescher - Find Out Why

Matthew Modine Is Threatening to Sue Fran Drescher - Find Out Why

Matthew Modine is threatening to file a lawsuit against Fran Drescher if she doesn’t issue a public apology to him by Friday.

A lawyer for the Stranger Things actor has sent an email to Fran about the possible lawsuit and details about the letter have been revealed online.

Matthew said on Thursday night, “I’m ashamed of Fran Drescher. I’m disappointed. But she’ll be judged by the people in the world after she’s gone, or by whatever god she worships.”

So, are you wondering what this is all about?

Click inside to find out why Matthew Modine is threatening to sue Fran Drescher…

Matthew and Fran are currently running against each other to be president of SAG-AFTRA. He has accused her of defamation after she made comments about him in an email to her supporters.

Fran‘s comments were about some allegations that KTLA wasn’t giving equal access to candidates from both parties.

“Now they think it’s okay to violate the law and that the rules don’t apply to them. The non-partisan national SAG-AFTRA Election Committee found that Modine and Membership First broke the rules,” Fran‘s email said, according to Deadline. The email included a Los Angeles Times article with the headline, “SAG-AFTRA election board finds KTLA, Modine-led group broke rules.”

Matthew‘s lawyer says that Fran‘s comments are “defamatory” and it’s “because it falsely states that Mr. Modine and Membership First, a group in which Mr. Modine is a prominent member, violated labor law and broke rules surrounding the current union election.” His lawyer added, “Mr. Modine did not appear on KTLA and had nothing to do with the interviews at issue. Nor did the Decision accuse MembershipFirst of any wrongdoing. To the contrary, the only ‘bad actor’ identified in the decision is KTLA.”

The lawyer included demands to Fran.

“We therefore demand that you do each of the following in the next twenty-four (24) hours: (a) send an email through SAG-AFTRA, to the same recipients as the Email, acknowledging that these statements are untrue and apologizing for defaming Mr. Modine; and (b) made a public statement stating the same,” the letter said. “Please be advised that in the event you fail to comply with the demands made herein, Mr. Modine shall take whatever legal action he deems necessary and appropriate to protect his rights, including, without limitation, commencing legal action against you and all parties involved related to your defamatory conduct.”

The lawyer said, “Your defamation of Mr. Modine, your opposing candidate for SAG-AFTRA president, at the eleventh hour of the current election, is not only disgraceful and repugnant, but damaging to Mr. Modine’s professional reputation and career and hurtful to him personally and financially.”

There was a much more pleasant news story about Fran earlier this year!

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