Jack Russell’s Suit Gets Tossed

A California Superior Court judge has dismissed a $10 million slander lawsuit Jack Russell filed against his former publicist, Charrie Foglio.

Russell alleged that Foglio falsely claimed the singer was siphoning off money from his 41-date nationwide tour with his band, Great White.

Russell had pledged to give 100 percent of the proceeds to The Station Family Fund, which benefits the families of victims of the West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives.

The SFF has received $85,000 from the tour.

Judge Robert Hess said Russell faced a high standard in pursuing a slander suit because he is a public figure. A hearing has been scheduled for April 28th to reconsider the ruling.