Knopf facing defamation suit

<p>Knopf Doubleday is facing a defamation case, as part of a wider federal perjury investigation of baseball star Roger Clemens, ESPN reported. </p><p>Former gym owner Kelly Blair has filed a suit against the publisher over allegations made in the book <em>American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America&#39;s Pastime</em>.</p><p>Houston-based attorney Jason Gibson, was reported to have said: &quot;There are allegations in the book about Kelly Blair that are just completely not true.&quot;&nbsp; </p><p>He added: &quot;There are a number of statements of fact that were made that are false. The only defence to allegations of defamation are that it was true. In this case, it is not true.&quot; </p>