Hazel Mae supports Brian Burke lawsuit -- lawyer

Sportsnet broadcaster Hazel Mae.

Sportsnet broadcaster Hazel Mae.

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:48 PM ET

TORONTO - Hazel Mae is on board with former Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke’s defamation suit against online rumour mongers.

“Hazel Mae fully supports the lawsuit brought forth by Mr. Burke and feels strongly that people should be held accountable for writing and spreading malicious lies over the Internet,” read a statement from Mae’s legal counsel Iain MacKinnon on Saturday. “Ms. Mae is still considering all of her legal options. She will not be commenting further on the matter at this time.”

Burke, surprisingly let go by the Leafs just prior to the start of this season in January, filed a lawsuit in the British Columbia Supreme Court Friday claiming he was defamed online by anonymous people spreading a tale that he had had an extra-marital affair with Mae, a Rogers Sportsnet sportscaster.

The story alleged the affair was a contributing factor behind Burke’s dismissal.


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