Elisha Cuthbert, Dion Phaneuf and Joffrey Lupul threaten to sue over inappropriate tweet

Elisha Cuthbert, Dion Phaneuf and Joffrey Lupul are threatening legal action against TSN after the sports network aired an insinuating and negative tweet about the actress and her relationship with the two hockey players.

The post appeared on the bottom of the screen during a live TradeCentre broadcast on March 2. The hosts were talking about the NHL trade deadline when a viewer tweet using the hashtag #TradeCentre appeared on screen and seemed to suggest the 32-year-old actress – who is married to Dion – was having an affair with the Toronto Maple Leafs captain's teammate, Joffrey.


To apologize, TSN took to Twitter with the following:

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Joffrey, who is a wingman for the Leafs (and one of Canada's hottest hockey bachelors), also responded to the incident.

It seems that TSN's apology was not particularly well received.

The player's and Elisha's lawyers, Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP, released the following statement on Tuesday:

"On behalf of our clients Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul, we have sent a letter to TSN demanding that TSN issue a formal apology and pay a significant amount of damages to each of our clients for broadcasting a false and defamatory tweet during their trade deadline show yesterday. We are sending a similar letter to the author of the tweet, Mr. Anthony Adragna.

"It is bad enough that there are people who spend their time using social media to publish such false and malicious stories, but it is made much worse when a reputable media outlet like TSN gives broad circulation and credibility to these false stories by republishing them as TSN did.

"If TSN and Mr. Adragna do not immediately comply with the demands set out in our letters, we have instructions from our clients to immediately commence a lawsuit against them. "Our clients will not be discussing this matter with the media.”

TSN has since broadcast an on-air apology.

Elisha and Dion, who were wed in 2013, often take the unnecessary brunt of hockey fans’ anger over the Leafs’ record.

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In January, the Happy Endings star took to Instagram to shut down “haters” who negatively comment on her relationship online and via social media. She’s clearly not one to let anyone get her down. And why should she be? Along with supporting her beau, she’s also about to make a return to the small screen with the Ellen Degeneres-produced show One Big Happy. It's set to premiere on March 17.

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