Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon download of Puck’s freshest reporting.
Today, we lead with Eriq Gardner’s close reading of Sam Bankman-Fried’s surprising defense strategy. His Cohen & Gresser attorneys seem poised to contest the definition of “fraud,” itself—but is that enough to upend a seemingly slam-dunk prosecution?
Then, below the fold: Lauren Sherman reveals a rift inside the two-year-old Tiffany-LVMH marriage. Tara Palmeri gets the skinny on the Great Neck George Santos resistance, before setting the record straight on a WHCD brush-up. And on The Powers That Be, Matt Belloni joins Ben Landy to break down the latest development and deal points in the writers’ strike, and consider Aaron Sorkin’s prediction of a WGA-showrunner schism.