In 1999, Breda Smolnikar was sued for defamation in her novel Ko se tam gori olistajo breze. She received broad public support until a verdict of not guilty was reached in 2007. In her public defence more than ten different arguments were in play, but most of them were fallacious. The most frequent logical fallacies were the following: a) hasty generalisation, b) argument from fallacy, c) one-sidedness, d) ad hominem, e) pretended ignorance, f) argument from repetition. The first and the second are formal fallacies, the rest are fallacies of relevance.