We demand that you immediately cease broadcasting that false advertisement. Given the shortness of time to the statewide election for Attorney General any delay on your part will constitute an unequivocal act of actual malice on your part, and in order to avoid any confusion that your broadcast is made with knowledge that the factual assertion is false and that your actions would be in reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of the advertisement (See New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)) we provide the following indisputable facts:
The advertisement by the Committee states, in part, “Schimel even cut a deal with no jail time for a man who sexually assaulted a child.” The support cited for this claim is State v. Nicholas Miller, 07 CF 1176 (Waukesha County) (“Miller Case”).
The Miller Case involved, in part, charges of 4th Degree Sexual Assault and Sex with Child Age 16 or Older. Mr. Miller plead guilty to two of the charges in the case. He was sentenced to 6 months jail (which he served) and 3 years of probation with strict conditions. He later violated the conditions of probation and served an additional 1 year in jail. [Attached as Exhibits are the Official Court Documents].”
As of Wednesday afternoon, at least three TV stations were pulling the ad as the pro-Susan Happ SuperPAC scrambled to re-cut a new ad.
"Susan Happ's team is desperate. They are shameless and they are lying," said Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos. "Wisconsin voters deserve an honest debate not this garbage from Susan Happ's allies."
Source: Right Wisconsin