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Tom Scholz Defamation Lawsuit Officially Over

Boston founder Tom Scholz has reached an end game in his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and the ex-wife of Boston singer Brad Delp.

Scholz had sued the newspaper and Micki Delp for unfairly blaming him for Delp's 2007 suicide. Both cases were thrown out by lower courts, with the Massachusetts state Supreme Court ruling that Micki Delp's comments were opinions and therefore not defamation. Scholz appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices declined to reinstate the suits, letting the lower court rulings stand.

With the matter put to rest, albeit unsatisfactorily, Scholz and Boston are on the road this summer, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the group's landmark debut album, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.