For those who aren’t following the case, here’s the Cliff Notes version.
Missy Chase Lapine came out with a book of recipes on how to sneak veggies into your kid’s meals. Jessica Seinfeld came out with a book a year later on the exact same topic with several of the same recipes. The twist (‘cuz you know there has to be one) is that Lapine had pitched her book idea to the same publisher that published Seinfeld’s book — but had turned Lapine down. Coincidence? Hmm. Then when Lapine cried foul, Jerry went on TV (this is the same time he was on the circuit for his Bee Movie) and said Lapine was a crazy lady who was accusing his wife of vegetable plaigarism.
I have to admit the vegetable plagiarism line was clever. He then continued to say, “If you read history, many of the three-name people do become assassins. Mark David Chapman. And, you know, James Earl Ray. So, that’s my concern.”
His lawyer is saying that the above comment was “overstatements of opinion for comic effect.”