via 1UP RSS feed by Kris Pigna on 10/1/09
Disbarred Florida lawyer Jack Thompson is making legal news again, and while this time he’s playing a different role in the courtroom, it is, you will probably agree, no less unusual. Thompson — well known for his self-described "crusades" against game violence over the years — is now suing Facebook over their refusal to remove an "I Hate Jack Thompson" group, and is seeking $120 million in damages (via Bloomberg).
According to the lawsuit, the "I Hate Jack Thompson" group was started in 2006, following an interview Thompson did with 60 Minutes where his battles with the gaming industry were highlighted. Evidently Thompson faxed a request to remove the group to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, which went unanswered. This prompting Thompson to accuse Facebook of "intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and failure to supervise the site."
As Bloomberg’s story notes, the group has allowed members to post messages such as, "Jack Thompson should be smacked across the face with an Atari 2600." No other examples were cited, so whether that comment is in fact the worst of the worst ever produced by the group is uncertain.
Really Jack? Are you trying to go for a world record for the amount of times you can look like a douche bag? You might as well try to sue every Gamer in the world because they you. Why don’t you use that personal vendetta you game against video games for something worth wild.. oh I don’t know.. world hunger perhaps? Perhaps helping to gather money for some pet project for NASA? Help to stamp out breast cancer some how? (God knows all men love boobs!)