Originally Posted by c.d.
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.
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.
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