Cruise got wind of it and filed a defamation suit against Sapir.
GLAAD - the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - staged a large protest outside of the ceremony.
(6) Defamation was taken away in England by 18 & 19 Vict.
Danby therefore ordered a return from every diocese of the numbers of dissenters, both Romanist and Protestant, in order by a proof of their insignificance to remove the royal scruples.3 In December 1676 he issued a proclamation for the suppression of coffee-houses because of the "defamation of His Majesty's Government" which took place in them, but this was soon withdrawn.
"No stronger proof," says Mark Pattison, "can be given of the inpressions produced by this powerful philippic, dedicated to the defamation of an individual, than that it has been the source from which the biography of Scaliger, as it now stands in our biographical collections, has mainly flowed."