November 29, 2013 14:30:58 GMT
The producer sent TheDirty.com a cease and desist letter but could not hold them responsible for the articles written by its users.
Dr. Dre's request to TheDirty.com to take down false reports about him has been met with snark-filled response. The website's lawyer replied to the producer's cease and desist letter with his own letter that mentions such people as Bill Clinton and Lance Armstrong.
The gossip site published a post in which Dre is accused of cheating on his wife with a video vixen. Dre then asked his attorney to send the website a letter demanding that the "scandalous, false accusations" be removed or the site could be facing a lawsuit.
In the letter obtained by TMZ, The Dirty's rep David Gingras admitted that he's a fan of Dre. "Back in the '80s I personally destroyed many subwoofers blasting N.W.A.'s 'F**k Tha Police' in my car in the high school parking lot," he wrote. He continued with remarks on famous people who lied to cover up their mistakes.
"Bill Clinton and Monica what's-her-name both denied having sexual relations. Of course, they were both lying. Same thing with Lance Armstrong." He added jokingly, "Other than O.J. Simpson, who was clearly framed, history is filled with examples of people who make mistakes and lie about them to cover it up."
Making his point, Gingras concluded that Dre cannot sue TheDirty.com and its owner Nik Richie because the articles were posted by users. "In sum, a third party unilaterally created and submitted [content to TheDirty.com] without specific instructions or requests from the Defendants to do so. This is precisely the type of situation that warrants CDA immunity," Gingras wrote a quote from a similar case that they faced in 2012.