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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.

c.d.
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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