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Tue Nov 21, 2017, 04:39 PM

Roy Moores preposterous threat against an Alabama news publisher backfires spectacularly

Source: Alternet


The company basically dared the spiraling candidate to sue

CHRIS SOSA, ALTERNET
11.21.20179:10 AM

Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexually assaulting minors, sent a cease-and-desist to Alabama Media Group (AMG) over AL.com's allegedly defamatory coverage of him.

AL.com, which endorsed Moore's Democratic opponent Doug Jones, was ready with a blistering response: "AL.com hereby rejects your demand.

A lawyer for AMG wrote that not only would it continue publishing stories about Roy Moore, but Moore's poor image is "self-inflicted" and any litigation brought by Moore & Co. would result in "important information" being revealed about its clients.

The letter told Moore's company to maintain available records of "Mr. Moore's history of romantic relationships or physical encounters (whether consensual or not)."

Read more: https://www.salon.com/2017/11/21/roy-moores-preposterous-threat-against-an-alabama-news-publisher-backfires-spectacularly_partner/

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Reply Roy Moores preposterous threat against an Alabama news publisher backfires spectacularly (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2017 OP
klook Nov 2017 #1
Gothmog Nov 2017 #2
Raster Nov 2017 #4
Sophia4 Nov 2017 #5
Raster Nov 2017 #7
Aristus Nov 2017 #11
Gothmog Nov 2017 #8
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #10
AllaN01Bear Nov 2017 #3
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #6
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2017 #9
Mike Niendorff Nov 2017 #12
riversedge Nov 2017 #13
mdbl Nov 2017 #14
Initech Nov 2017 #15
SunSeeker Nov 2017 #16
nycbos Nov 2017 #17
ProfessorGAC Nov 2017 #18
nycbos Nov 2017 #19
ProfessorGAC Nov 2017 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 04:43 PM

1. Lol, Moores cabal will have to hire a manager for his romance file

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 04:52 PM

2. There will be no lawsuit filed by Roy Moore

Trump never filed his lawsuit and Moore is following in Trump's footprints

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 05:31 PM

4. Three magic words. The first is DISCOVERY...

...the entire efforts of a party to a lawsuit and his/her/its attorneys to obtain information before trial through demands for production of documents, depositions of parties and potential witnesses, written interrogatories (questions and answers written under oath), written requests for admissions of fact, examination of the scene and the petitions and motions employed to enforce discovery rights. The theory of broad rights of discovery is that all parties will go to trial with as much knowledge as possible and that neither party should be able to keep secrets from the other (except for constitutional protection against self-incrimination). Often much of the fight between the two sides in a suit takes place during the discovery period.

The second magic word is: PERJURY...

...the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath: false swearing.

The third magic word is: PRISON...

...what you can end up when you commit perjury.

Put them all together, and you have: NO LAWSUIT.

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Response to Raster (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 05:44 PM

5. In short: Bring it on.

 

Moore's "reputation" would never survive a lawsuit. His accusers would get their day in court without the impediment of a statue of limitations.

I'd love to see Moore file such a lawsuit.

But it will never happen. Never, ever, ever.

Thanks for your post.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 06:26 PM

7. You are WELCOME! You are correct: Moore would NEVER survive such a lawsuit, and...

...for that matter, NEITHER WOULD TRUMP*.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:01 PM

11. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Raster (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 06:28 PM

8. I agree that Moore will not risk discovery in this case

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Response to Raster (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 07:08 PM

10. All true, but he doesn't have time to sue before the election

Moore can sue all he wants (he won't of course) but the election is coming in a few weeks. The damage is done and the media in Alabama knows it. Time is of the essence, and Moore doesn't have it.

Why didn't somebody think if this before Trump got elected last year?
The 'Bama newspapers have the balls, far more than the national media.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 04:58 PM

3. take a number sir.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 06:07 PM

6. "romantic relationships" .... yeah, rtight!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 06:54 PM

9. Moore and Trump were cut from the same cloth


Even with all his money, Trump could never survive a lawsuit. The women he assaulted and the sexual predatory behaviors he bragged about in the 2005 Access Hollywood tape shows us clearly who this slime ball of a president is.

As for Roy Moore, should he win, Mitch McConnell will see to it he is not seated. Moore will be ostracized publicly, shunned and identified as a pedophile creep.

Bring it on. Trump will be looked at differently as well for putting politics before decency regarding how women are treated.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 11:18 PM

12. BOOM.

Best section of this letter :


For these and other reasons, we strongly believe that any lawsuit of the type you threaten would be frivolous, and could not be brought in good faith. Should your clients nevertheless decide to pursue this matter further, AL.com will vigorously defend itself, and will employ all available remedies, including a Rule 11 motion if warranted.


For those who don't speak legal-ese -- AL.com is directly telling Roy Moore's attorneys that they can either drop this frivolous harassment case, or AL.com is going to pursue sanctions against the attorneys under the state rules of civil procedure (for filing a motion/pleading that no practicing attorney could file "in good faith" ).

Beautiful, beautiful response.


MDN

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Response to Mike Niendorff (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 05:20 AM

13. so, they would go after the lawyers. good one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 08:41 AM

14. birds of a feather

sexually harass together.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 03:51 PM

15. MAGA!!!!

Millionaire assholes groping again!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 23, 2017, 04:53 AM

16. Good letter, Mr. Thompson.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 12:23 PM

17. It hasn't backfired.

Last edited Sun Nov 26, 2017, 02:01 PM - Edit history (1)

The threat of a lawsuit was an empty threat.

Just like Turmp saying he is going to sue his accusers.


They say it so their fans here it so they can portray themselves at the victims of the "liberal elitist media."

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Response to nycbos (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 01:16 PM

18. In Alabama...

...there's an elitist liberal media?
It barely exists in NY, Chicago, DC or LA!
And Alabama has one?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 02:04 PM

19. The story of broke by the Washington Post.

Later there were robo calls from "Bernie Bernstein" from the Washington post offers money for dirt on Moore.


A big time anti semitic dog whistle.


So in the future when you here "elitist liberal media" remember it is code for "Jew"

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Response to nycbos (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 02:53 PM

20. I Buy That! (eom)

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