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WikiLeaks Slapped With $150 Million Emotional Distress Lawsuit From Florida Resident

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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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WikiLeaks Slapped With $150 Million Emotional Distress Lawsuit From Florida Resident


www.huffingtonpost.com

Florida resident David Pitchford alleges that he's been suffering from serious depression, higher hypertension and extreme anxiety since WikiLeaks began the release of 250,000 confidential U.S. documents in late November...Hoping to receive $150 million in damages
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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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Wow, just simply amazing what does not get said on live media. So looks like Assange is definitely in over his head. Does anyone know the total lawsuits pending against the WikiLeaks founder? Good grief!


That being said, I am sure we are going to see a lot more of these lawsuits surface in the near future. I personally feel this Floridian is full of BS and just wants to take some money out of anyone who's in trouble!

www.huffingtonpost.com
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According to the document, Pitchford believes that WikiLeaks releases will cause such damage as to diminish the Medicaid benefits he depends upon for his health care because the U.S. will run out of money. He also categorizes WikiLeaks and Assange as terrorists, traitors and spies.

Pitchford claims to have done "exhaustive research" that shows WikiLeaks and Assange "have no known association with any known jourlism (sic) entity with the exception of that which is self proclaimed."




Citing Assange's recent million-dollar book deal, Pitchford "RESPECTFULLY" demands 100 million "dollors (sic)" in "compensitory (sic) damages" and $50 million (he leaves out several zeros in the document so that it looks more like $500,000) in punitive damages, as well as the cost of the legal battle. (Because you know, $150 million couldn't possibly cover the legal costs.)

He also offers a prayer at the end of the complaint, asking the court for an injunction preventing WikiLeaks "from releasing any more United States dockuments" (sic) and seizing all funds, including book advances.

edit on 15-1-2011 by Skywatcher2011 because: added notes

edit on 15-1-2011 by Skywatcher2011 because: spelling


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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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Wow, this is one of the most ridiculous things I have read in a while.

First of all how did this guy come to the conclusion that his "suffering" warrants 150 million dollars?


If the state of the world was not enough to give this guy anxiety before then I really don't think it was the cables that are responsible for his "illness".

In my opinion this is just another case of a lazy bastard trying to live on easy street without having to work for it..



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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If The Suit Fits


According to Switched, Pitchford previously filed suit against Osama Bin Laden, but that case never got off the ground.

I could be wrong, but I suspect this case is going to go about as far as the last one.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:27 AM
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First of all how did this guy come to the conclusion that his "suffering" warrants 150 million dollars?


With good lawyers these days wanting to make money, any conclusion of "suffering" can be a case to make some serious commission. I think he's full of horse s*** too.

Btw, that is how our Insurance Corporation of British Columbia works....if you get into an accident, and claim injuries (knowingly they are false), you sometimes may be awarded damages that is if to say you had a good lawyer!



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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Okay if he can sue wikileaks for causing him emotional distress then I can sue CNN & MSNBC & FOX News for the same reason. While I'm at it my ex girlfriend causes me distress can I sue her? What about my cat? She made me bleed once and it hurt really bad.
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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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I was thinking the exact same thing when I read the article....but for some reason, this may be a more challenging case to dismiss because Assange is in captivity, whereas Osama is I'm sure still running around somewhere in the middle east.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:39 AM
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I suffer depression from whenever I watch any mainstream American news. I think to myself, how the hell can anyone believe this crap? Then I realize that too many people do, and it depresses me.

But I don't sue anyone over it.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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reply to post by Skywatcher2011
 


How does getting sued by a bunch of loony's qualify is "in over his head?"



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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I agree. Though I think maybe we SHOULD throw a class action together.
I think suspects in crimes should be able to sue shows like nancy grace who plainly state that people are guildty before they have even been booked in cases she discusses. Also I think it's a crime that opinion and pundit shows are allowed to go on between actual news show without disclaimers before each one. With the intelligence of the masses they could easily be manipulated into believing the stances taken are the truth as they are presented on the "news channel."



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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That dude must have a lot to hide that Wikileaks will expose about him to be suffering like that.

Either that or he's a chronic liar who become extremely anxious at hearing the truth.

I hope to god that this gets laughed at by a judge and the guy claiming is forced to pay for costs incurred by the court...



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:02 AM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
 


I agree. Though I think maybe we SHOULD throw a class action together.
I think suspects in crimes should be able to sue shows like nancy grace who plainly state that people are guildty before they have even been booked in cases she discusses. Also I think it's a crime that opinion and pundit shows are allowed to go on between actual news show without disclaimers before each one. With the intelligence of the masses they could easily be manipulated into believing the stances taken are the truth as they are presented on the "news channel."


Nancy Grace is a good example of how horrible American media is.

I remember when Nancy Grace was speaking her crap on CNN. She ragged on some woman, who was innocent, and the woman killed herself because of how she was improperly portrayed in the media.

Then Nancy Grace ended up on Fox. If there was any sense in this at all, Nancy Grace would be in jail.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:03 AM
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The guy's spelling must have been atrocious and laughable.

I be the judge would throw the case out and laugh at the petitioner.

I know I would.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Skywatcher2011
 


How does getting sued by a bunch of loony's qualify is "in over his head?"


I honestly have no clue...but if I were Assange I would counter-sue this bas**rd for the same amount PLUS damages seeking defamation of reputation of speaking the TRUTH!



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:09 AM
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I thought maybe, ... he was anti-wikileaks, ... and was trying to help distract Wiki in any way he could, .... but after reading about the lawsuit concerning Osama Bin Laden, sounds like this guy is just a moron who watches political minded shows all day.

I hope he considers a Career in Base Jumping



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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Distressed??
Maybe he's a banker...



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by jrmcleod
reply to post by Skywatcher2011
 


That dude must have a lot to hide that Wikileaks will expose about him to be suffering like that.

Either that or he's a chronic liar who become extremely anxious at hearing the truth.

I hope to god that this gets laughed at by a judge and the guy claiming is forced to pay for costs incurred by the court...


Good call...you never know what sort of situation this guy is in for wanting to sue his peer WikiLeaks guy hey? I bet you a buffalo nickel this guy had something to do with WikiLeaks. Perhaps he contributed lots of information to Assange and wants royalties from books sales and off the record cash deals. This is a corporate back-stabbing nightmare!

And did anyone ever notice how those alleged rape charges somehow disappeared off the air? And all because of.....let's hear the drum roll......

Wikileaks Julian Assange rape charge for not using condoms


Link: zennie2005.blogspot.com...



Assange did use condoms, but in the case of Sofia, it "broke;" he did not use one with Anna Ardin or with Sofia on their second go at sex.

I'd hate to open up a can of worms, but the fact remains why THESE two women don't try suing Assange? I guess there may be no case here for that.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by backinblack
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Distressed??
Maybe he's a banker...


If you can find some info on this guy and find his occupation somewhere, come back and make a post about it.
This case can become quite interesting if the ATS community can bust this guy!



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:18 AM
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Like others said above, why is this guy so worried unless he has something to hide? If he is stressed because the truth of what has happened around him is too much, then, I don't see why that warrants compensation as I imagine many people share those feelings. It's not Wikileaks' fault that these people were unaware of the goings on in the world in the past.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by SerialLurker
Like others said above, why is this guy so worried unless he has something to hide? If he is stressed because the truth of what has happened around him is too much, then, I don't see why that warrants compensation as I imagine many people share those feelings. It's not Wikileaks' fault that these people were unaware of the goings on in the world in the past.


He could be using this as a distraction technique so that the focus is on his health and not on his involvement with Assange.




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