In a recently filed document, Alcor's attorneys stated that Alcor disputes it is a "public figure." What's up with that? (Rhetorical question...if the courts consider them a "public figure," it will make it more difficult to win a defamation suit against Johnson, et. al.)
Call me crazy, but I would say the Ted Williams scandal, alone, made them a "public figure." On top of that, there's been various newspaper stories, magazine articles, a Barbara Walters segment that included an interview with Tanya Jones and a tour of the Alcor facility, "Mothermelters" and all the news stories related to the Dora Kent incident, god knows how many lawsuits, and probably some political lobbying. Not a "public figure"? Are you kidding me??