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Absurd and ridiculous are some of the words used to describe a letter served on MASL President and MBC Television news anchor Clinton Reynolds, by attorneys representing the President of the Senate and Chairman of the St Lucia Labour Party Claudius Francis.

The letter was demanding an apology from Francis as well as damages over a report which the lawyers claim has subjected their client to ridicule. But in dramatic fashion, Reynolds tore the document after reading it on Tuesday night during his talk show Current Affairs, and announced that he would see Francis in Court.

The report which was first aired on RCI news on March 29th spoke to opposition reaction to a Press release issued by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony on Easter Monday, that condemned the increasing reports of rape occurring here. The Opposition challenged the government to do some house cleaning before it can impress the public with its stance on rape.

Speaking on the matter today Reynolds described the situation as another attempt by governments to muzzle and intimidate the media. He says enough is enough.

Reynolds maintains that there was nothing slanderous, libelous of derogatory about the report. He says it is instructive that one individual has taken on the responsibility to respond when the report did not identify anyone by name

Reynolds says he has not had the opportunity to discuss the matter with members of the MASL  
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