Blake Shelton is probably going to get his day in court. Or at least, some money in a settlement. On Monday, a judge said she was likely to allow his defamation case against Bauer Publishing and In Touch to go forward.
Shelton is suing Bauer Publishing for $2 million after In Touch published a cover story that alleged (among other weird things) Shelton was in rehab for alcoholism.
The New York Post reports that Bauer’s attorney Elizabeth McNamara argued the judge should ignore the “Rehab For Blake” headline and focus on the article, which contained accusations of excessive drinking backed up by evidence.
Shelton’s lawyer countered that the article’s anecdotes were “absolutely 100 percent false.”