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  • mrmeercat mrmeercat Jul 9, 2009 2:14 AM Flag

    defamation at Los Angeles Film Festival

    "Dole sues 'Bananas!' filmmaker, alleges defamation"

    ""Bananas!," which has the subtitle "On Trial for Malice," documents the alleged plight of Nicaraguan workers who say they were made sterile by the pesticide DBCP used at Dole banana plantations in the 1970s. It even accused Dole of causing the deaths of banana workers, something not alleged in lawsuits. It was completed before the fraud was uncovered showing that the men were never plantation workers and were recruited to lie by Dominguez and his Nicaraguan counterpart in a scheme that could have cost Dole $40 billion in damages.

    Superior Court Judge Victoria Chaney has reported Dominguez to the State Bar of California and to federal prosecutors for perpetrating a fraud designed to extort billions from Dole."

    The Los Angeles Film Festival organizers said that the movie was a fraud, but that it was worth showing anyway because it was an interesting case study.

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