The man who spoke wore a smug grin; after completing his task, he was looking forward to a leisurely half-day off.
He often thought how lucky he was to have landed the job at the company after a rigorous interview process.
Hard work may be temporary, but happiness, he believed, was forever.
“Today, I’m not here on official business,” Alyssa tapped her fingers on the desktop, addressing the elite lawyers at the Howard Group. “There’s a bit of a family matter that I need your expertise on.”
To build such an elite legal team, they had been scouting talent from top universities for years and occasionally even flew abroad to recruit those eager to join their ranks.
By now, their team had become an unbeatable force.
And because of this, they were even more dedicated to serving the family’s interests.
“The matter I bring to you today is rather urgent, and when it comes to legal issues, you guys are my go-to. Don’t worry, this is an extra assignment. Naturally, there will be additional compensation for your overtime-consider it a favor to an old lady.”
Alyssa’s smile was gentle, yet her tone left no room for refusal.
To handle the issue concerning Ivy, she had decided to go straight to the lawyers-making clear their stance was paramount.
Since Ivy’s debut as a fresh-faced actress, she had been dogged by countless negative headlines. Such aggressive news seemed to aim at ensuring Ivy would vanish from the public eye for good.
Previously, Ivy had chosen not to retaliate, believing in the principle that the innocent need no defense.
The only time she ever clarified matters was to dispel rumors of bullying on set. But with no company to back her up against the slanderers, she had remained silent.
It wasn’t surprising that the online crowd thought Ivy was a magnet for trouble.
But from now on, it was time to send a clear message: Ivy was not to be trifled with.
Anyone who dared to spread rumors would have to answer in court.
“Madam, we promise we’ll try our best,” the lead lawyer said.
With a clap of her hands, Alyssa signaled Quinton, who entered with a stack of documents.
“Leo, I want you to take a thorough look at my demands and then draft a plan for me,” she
Leo, the lead lawyer and a wizard at handling defamation cases, raised his eyebrows in surprise at seeing Ivy’s name in the documents. He looked up with a playful smile. “Madam, may I ask what relation this actress has to you?”
Alyssa’s lips curled into a knowing smile. “This young lady is my granddaughter-in-law. You understand now why I’m in such a hurry to get your help, right? These rascals have dared to sling mud at a member of the Howard family. Do you think I’d just sit by and do nothing?”
Her smile was warm, but the lawyers avoided meeting her gaze; the authority emanating from her eyes was not something their youthful confidence could withstand.
So, the rising star actress Ivy was the Howard family’s granddaughter-in-law!
This actress must have some serious talent to land a role in Colton’s movie right out of the gate.
Leo briefly skimmed through the documents and then offered a response. “Rest assured, Madam, this won’t be a tough nut for us to crack. But I need to know your exact objective-do you want to silence these people from mentioning her, or do you wish to convince the public of her innocence?”
For the team of lawyers, the strategies for achieving these goals would be entirely