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Old 07-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Trevor Marriott Trevor Marriott is offline
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Originally Posted by c.d. View Post
What would the repercussions have been (both good and bad) had Anderson revealed the Ripper's indentity in his book? A few immediately come to mind.

Good Repercussions:

1. Anderson becomes an instant celebrity for a while. He could write newspaper aritcles and give lectures detailing how he tracked down the Ripper. I would think that it could have been fairly lucrative.

Bad Repercussions:

1. He is hit with a liable suit by the family of the individual named as Jack.

2. His old Scotland Yard friends turn on him and publicly accuse him of being a fraud.

I think those will do for starters.

His book publishers offered to pay any libel costs incurred in revealing the identity of the person he was referring to in his book
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