Thursday, May 20, 2010

Horseman sues princess

May 20, 1920

A lawsuit was filed today in Vienna against the Princess of Thurn and Taxis by Bernhard Francis S. Gregory, "noted whip and exhibitor of horses." The Los Angeles Times notes that the damages sought by Gregory are in the amount of $50,000
Gregory alleges that the "Princess slandered him in the Hotel Netherland in the presence of notables." He states that the Princes "asserted" that he "was nothing more than a former English coachman, and not a gentleman of good family."
This lawsuit has "aroused much talk in high circles." The princess is said to be a "noted entertainer and very popular," while Gregory "has for years had the entree of the best society in Europe."

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