But there's no way to prove it—a good attorney would rip those allegations apart like a wet newspaper.
The owner, Bruce Berry, denies all allegations.
In many cases the apparent cause may be of a nobler character, but historians have seldom been content to accept the allegations of those who have claimed to carry on war from disinterested motives.
The action resulted in Helfferich's being condemned to pay a small fine (the German law does not admit of any damages or penalties for slander); the court, however, in its judgment took the line that Helfferich's allegations regarding Erzberger's corrupt business practices and untruthful statements on the part of Erzberger were justified.
There is not one shred of evidence to substantiate the allegations made.