:rotflmao: for people who don't speak french Come on, this is funny! Well, if they were in the states, this guy could not be sued, hence you never hear a crazy suit like this here. Politicians speaking in their capacity (or on the proverbial floor their respective chambers) have immunity from slander suits. If I was this guys lawyer, and assuming that Japan has defamation laws, I would immediatly seek a motion to dismiss. There are a few absolute privileges/defenses when it comes to defamation and I would argue in this (of course knowing that this fact is not in dispute :funnyface ) that: the statement was true! Hence, an absolute privilege to defamation and no suit.