They must have different laws over there, Mark. Assault I could see -- but defamation? Seems to me Armstrong was the one defamed!
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ROME - Lance Armstrong has been ordered to stand trial in Italy on charges of defaming cyclist Filippo Simeoni. Armstrong's lawyer in Italy, Enrico Nan, said Thursday that the seven- time Tour de France champion was indicted Wednesday and scheduled to go to trial on March 7.
Nan said Armstrong does not face jail time, but he could be fined if found guilty.
Armstrong is being investigated for pursuing Simeoni during an early stage breakaway in last year's Tour de France and reportedly threatening him for testifying about doping abuse in the trial of an Italian doctor associated with Armstrong.