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Tim Allen To Drop $8M Lawsuit

July 15, 1999

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) _ Tim Allen has agreed to drop an $8 million libel lawsuit after learning the defendant has brain cancer.

Allen, who maintains a home in the Detroit suburb of Beverly Hills, filed the lawsuit last year in county court against 73-year-old Henry Armstrong of Studio City, Calif., alleging he gave false statements to The National Enquirer for his own financial benefit.

The lawsuit accused Armstrong of telling the tabloid in 1997 that Allen appeared ``drunk or high″ when the actor struck him with his sports car.

The case was dismissed in May.

``Essentially, (Allen) learned the defendant was in ill health and out of humanitarian reasons decided not to pursue the case any further,″ said Allen’s attorney, Michael Novak.

Armstrong said he was crossing a street in California in March 1997 when he was hit by Allen’s Ferrari, flew into the air and landed on the car. Allen was not ticketed.

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