No he is literally saying it....It's not defamatory. I think he's trying to imply that it's privileged or something (privilege doesn't mean what Shane thinks it means).
Speaking of the text messages, though, unless Monica is willing to say that Ron acted with her full knowledge and approval (which would be an utterly stupid thing to say and she will surely be asked the question), then her interests and Ron's are starting to conflict. I wonder how Casey intends to handle that.
Dang it cougar'd
Yea especially with Ty's "I'll treat you how you treat me" RuleShane, buddy. Nick has repeatedly said that BHBH is not his source.
As for "defaming the defendants" (which statements would be defamatory, boot-chewer), I hope you realise that BHBH can say a shitload of things about the defendants and it will be privileged - so just as Casey used his answer to muckrake, BHBH is allowed to do that as well. Ron and Monica should have considered the implications of that strategy before approving it.