Tag Archive: Steubenville

Case Dismissed!

On behalf of myself and the John Doe defendants, we are very pleased to announce that the defamation lawsuit filed against us has been dismissed with prejudice. Dismissals with prejudice mean that this case can never be refiled again and this lawsuit is officially over.  On December 20th, the plaintiffs approached us about settling this case, and we were quite happy to oblige.  Lawsuits are costly and very stressful, and this suit has taken a…
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ACLU of Ohio Offers to Represent Anonymous Defendants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12.14.12 ACLU of Ohio Offers to Represent Anonymous Defendants in Jefferson County Defamation Case Defendants Have a First Amendment Right to Anonymous Online Speech and Should be Protected from a CyberSLAPP Lawsuit STEUBENVILLE, OH – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced that it has offered to represent a number of “John Doe” defendants in a defamation lawsuit and subpoena request currently pending in the Jefferson County Court of Common…
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Bloggers & First Amendment Issues

Tonight on Behind the Yellow Tape the discussion will be the Steubenville case and litigation against anyone who made commentary on the case.  Join Joey Ortega tonight at 10PM EST on Behind the Yellow Tape. blogtalkradio.com/behindtheyellowtape Also, you are encouraged to call in to voice your opinion.  When you call in, Joey will not be referring to the digits of your phone number so that there is anonymity and protection of identities, just start talking. …
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We Didn't Know What Rape Was

MARK COLE: Mark Cole II, 17, said the victim was leaving one house and was so intoxicated she could barely walk. “She wasn’t capable of walking on her own and was stumbling as walking,” Cole said. Cole said he shot a video of sexual conduct in his car between Mays and the victim as they were driving to Cole’s house. Cole said he later deleted the video from his phone. He said, at his house,…
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Some people deserve to be peed on #whoareyou

“Some people deserve to be peed on #whoareyou ” It is a distasteful statement when made in the context that it was.  It is even more distasteful to think that it was posted to brag. When I found this particular tweet during my research about the allegations of rape at Steubenville High School,  I sat in front of my screen in disbelief.  I tried to let the words sink in.  I was repulsed because I…
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Steubenville Big Red Rape Accusations: The Other Perpetrators

On August 11, students from Steubenville High School or “Big Red” as it is known locally, attended various end of the summer parties in the Ohio Valley.  That night while in attendance at a party that was allegedly held at a COACH’s home, underage students were drinking to celebrate the end of the summer.  For many in attendance, it was the end of their high school journey and they were moving on to attend various…
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Big Red Players Accused of Rape & Kidnapping

For anyone who has lived in the Ohio Valley area, they know that high school football is a very important part of the culture of that area.  High school football Friday nights are a source of entertainment for young and old.  The local television stations even curtail regular programming to run the games live.  To an outsider, it seems a bit over the top.  I mean, it’s HIGH SCHOOL football for crying out loud.  Not…
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Kids in Totes

  Ah, once again I am convinced that individuals should be required to have a license to procreate.  You have to have a license to drive to make sure you aren’t a danger on the road, but yet some of the most maladaptive, socially repugnant people can just have children at will and inflict their special brand of crazy upon them, as is the case with James and Samantha Taylor. Four adults have been charged …
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