U. S. Rep. Charles Boustany files defamation lawsuit over allegations in book of involvement with slain prostitute
U.S. Senate candidate Charles Boustany filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the author of a book that has become a highly-charged issue in the campaign.
The book, citing an unnamed source, said Republican Boustany was involved with at least one prostitute killed in Jefferson Davis Parish.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette Parish, asks for unspecified damages and an injunction banning further publication of the “defamatory” material.
“Dr. Boustany is defending his integrity and the honor of his family,” said his attorney, Jimmy Faircloth.
“He was not at all happy about having to file a lawsuit,” Faircloth added. “But sometimes you have to stand up for yourself.”