Curtatone Vs. Barstool; Judge Rules In Barstool Recording The Mayor Case


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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled in the case brought by Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone against Barstool Sports.

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone argued that Kirk Minihane of Barstool Sports violated the Massachusetts Wiretap Act by recording a conversation with the mayor and then publishing the recording on the internet.

To get the interview, Minihane pretended to be Boston Globe reporter Kevin Cullen. The interview happened two years ago.

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When Curtatone discovered what happened, he went to court. A lower court judge threw out the case and he appealed to the state Supreme Court.

They have ruled, against Curtatone. The court said the judge got it right and there was no violation of the Wiretap Act because there was no secret recording.

The court said the mayor knew he was being recorded but he just didn't know who was doing it.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) Reports:

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