Laurie Fine said the TV network destroyed her reputation when it aired news stories about her husband. Fine said that she was forced into seclusion, had to sell her house, and has been the target of widespread ridicule as a result of the ESPN reports.
ESPN argued that if it accurately reported court proceedings, it can't be held responsible if the allegations made in court ultimately are proven false.
There are five other libelous statements outlined in the Laurie Fine lawsuit.
Two former ball boys, Bobby Davis and Mike Lang have accused Bernie Fine of molesting them decades ago. Fine has denied the allegations and after a year-long investigation, the U.S. Attorneyâ??s Office in Syracuse ruled that Bernie Fine will not be charged.