Julian Assange probably feels that a lawsuit of some sort from the United States is coming – but he probably was not expecting this.
A post on MSNBC’s Technolog shared WikiLeaks’ and its founder Julian Assange’s latest legal woe: a $150 M lawsuit filed by David Pitchford of Key West, Florida. An excerpt of his lawsuit is posted on the site. His spelling, however, leaves much to be desired.
The four-page complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and sued the whistle-blower site and its founder for the intentionally inflicting emotional distress, when it released documents that endangered Pitchford “as well as every person of the United States; and the entire planet.”
The lawsuit, however, was written as follows: for the “’INTNTIONAL (sic) INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS’ in releasing documents that ‘indangered (sic) the PLAINTIFF as well as every person of the United States; and the entire planet.’ It also mentioned that Pitchford ‘suffered serious personan (sic) injury’ that includes a ‘worsening’ of his ‘hyper tention (sic),’ ‘depression,’ and ‘Stress,’ along with having to live in ‘constant fear of being stricken by another heart attack and or stroke as a result of the foregoing’ and ‘fear of being on the brink of Nucliar (sic) WAR.’”
Pitchford said that the damage that WikiLeaks’ actions will cause will lead to a reduction of the Medicaid benefits that he relies upon for health care, because the United States may eventually run out of money.
He then “RESPECTFULLY” demands 100 million ‘dollors (sic)’ in ‘compensitory (sic) damages’ and $50 million in punitive damages, as well as legal costs.