Thursday, October 30, 2014

A call for support for nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey: being threatened legally for calling a man's actions abusive and predatory


political poster is from here

The information on that can be found here: http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/why-are-we-being-sued/

From the link above:

Why are we being sued? 
Joseph Murphy (aka Joe Murphy) has begun legal proceedings naming nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a defamation lawsuit, asking for a total of 1.25 million dollars in damages1. 
Mr. Murphy claims that we: 
have injured his personal and professional reputation, and have lowered him in the estimation of right-thinking members of society, generally, and, in particular, have caused him to be regarded with feelings of hatred, contempt, ridicule, fear, dislike, approbrium or disesteem. The defendants’ statements are clearly defamatory and impossible to justify.2 
Mr. Murphy claims that Ms. Rabey “posted the following false, libelous and highly damaging tweet accusing the plaintiff of being a ‘sexual predator'”3. He further claims that Ms. de jesus wrote a blog post that “makes additional false, libelous, highly damaging, outrageous, malicious statements against the plaintiff alleging the commission of sexual harassment and sexual abuse of women and other forms of criminal and unlawful behaviour”4. 
Both Ms. Rabey and Ms. de jesus maintain that our comments are fair and are truthful, which we intend to establish in our defense. Neither of us made the claims maliciously nor with any intent to damage Mr. Murphy’s reputation.


Also she is raising money for a defense fund here: http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/legal-defense-fund/

From the second link, just above:


Legal Defense Fund 
Joseph Murphy (aka Joe Murphy) has begun legal proceedings naming nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a defamation lawsuit, asking for a total of 1.25 million dollars in damages1. 
Unfortunately, lawsuits are quite expensive and Lisa is currently unemployed and nina is underemployed: neither of us as the financial resources to stand up for our right to free speech and to defend ourselves in court against this lawsuit. 
We are asking for financial help from our communities and allies for our legal defense. We also understand that people may not be able to help us financially, so we also welcome support in the form of boosting our fundraising efforts and general moral support. 
Click here to donate to the Team Harpy Legal fundNote: Our funds are going to be held by a third party, to be dispensed whenever we incur costs.

  1. Please consult the statement of claim served to nina, for full details (Court File no. Cv.14-5.8411, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice). 
Please visit this third site as well:
And calling for witnesses here: http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/call-for-witnesses/

Julian

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