In New York State (also all US & Canada)
In 2002, I was interviewed for a VH1 music documentary about a famous recording artist and my time with her as her first Record Producer years earlier. In the hour-long show, I told the story of how my wife at the time, (now my ex-wife) disliked the female artist and eventually compelled me to drop her presenting me with an ultimatum "either she goes or I leave you". I also talk about small physical confrontation between my wife and the artist. In retrospect, I chose badly. I dropped the artist. (by the way my relationship with the singer was strictly professional)
In the VH1 interview, I said nothing negative in the story about the recording artist. The then-unknown singer went on to huge international fame and great fortune.
The story simply points out how my wife turned her back on that budding artist. So, my story, at worst, may portray my ex as demonstrating a lack of vision. I did not actually say that but merely reported the bad blood between the parties.
The documentary was shown on several occasions on VH1 and MUCH Music in Canada back in 2002 and rerun later.
I recently wrote my autobio covering my time in broadcasting and the record business. I tell that same story. I assumed (maybe incorrectly) that since that show aired 10 years ago and nobody sued me or VH1, that I am unlikely now to be sued...by the artist OR my ex. In other words, is there a "statute of limitations" and is this now "public domain" as someone suggested recently?
Smart-Alex (not so much)