Marlboro Man’s horse seeks damages after lung cancer diagnosis
Marlboro are facing a fresh legal challenge, this week, after the horse who worked on their iconic ‘Marlboro Cowboy’ commercials claimed his lung cancer is a result of passive smoking. The horse, known simply to the cast and crew as ‘Brian’, lacks medical insurance and is hoping to win a substantial payout.
Marlboro have reacted angrily to the suggestion that their cigarettes were to blame and will produce several equine witnesses who claim that, when Brian was a colt, he would hang out with other colts recklessly smoking untipped cigarettes ‘because it made him look hard’.
In a sign that the horse is losing his courageous battle with the disease, Brian was admitted to hospital last night, where his condition was described as ‘stable’.
Gary StantonClick to send this story to a friend
Posted: Aug 10th, 2009 by jof
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