The Chilling Effects Of A SLAPP Suit: My Story
from the no-fun-at-all dept
Last week, I presented at the always excellent Personal Democracy Forum event in NY, talking publicly for the first time about the lawsuit that’s been filed against us. Specifically, what I chose to talk about is the real chilling effects that such a lawsuit can have — and has already had on us. We’ve written about SLAPP defamation suits for many, many years. But it’s (unfortunately) different (and much, much worse) to experience it yourself. You can see the video here, which got more emotional than I had expected it to be.
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Separately, Ars Technica just published a long deep dive article on the claims that the plaintiff in the case against us, Shiva Ayyadurai, has made. It’s a worthwhile read.