The Delaware computer repair shop owner who got ensnared into a controversy brought to him by the junkie Hunter Biden’s laptop is sure to test the limits of legal immunity in the digital age after he filed a $500 million lawsuit for defamation against the social media site Twitter where he argues he was falsely portrayed as a hacker by the censoring tech giant.
The repair shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, filed the suit on Monday in US District Court in Miami, far from the Wilmington, Delaware computer repair shop where he says a man identifying himself as Hunter Biden in 2019 dropped a laptop off with him and never came back to pick it up. According to the law and the contract that Hunter signed with the shop after so many days of not coming back to retrieve it, the laptop legally became Mac Isaac’s.
Mac Isaac turned the laptop over to the FBI and an attorney who was working for President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, after he believed it might have evidence of wrongdoing. Mac Isaac then became the focus of a media storm, which included the New York Post. Of course, the Democrats brushed the story off using their favorite bullschtein cover story by labeling it as Russian disinformation, and then Twitter banned the New York Post’s account and any stories based on any content concerning the laptop, claiming that any information regarding the laptop violated the tech giant’s policy against hacking. It didn’t matter that the laptop legally became Mac Isaac’s property when Hunter Biden failed to show up, even after the shop owner made several attempts to notify Biden to come get it. Twitter portrayed the idea that Mac Isaac was either a hacker or his property was the product of hacking, because of the negative connotations it conjures up.
Many people suspect Twitter censored the information because they hate Donald Trump and they wanted Joe Biden to beat him in the 2020 election, so they censored anything that would look bad on the Biden crime family.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe publicly said that the laptop was not Russian disinformation and federal authorities did confirm that they took possession of the laptop back in December 2019. Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO, has come out since and said that it was a mistake to censor the stories. It’s actually unamerican to censor any news story, especially one that comes from the oldest and 4th largest publication in the country that was started by Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Hunter Biden recently admitted that he is under federal criminal investigation over taxes. Of course, he says he didn’t do anything wrong. For a man who constantly has to claim he did nothing wrong, he sure as hell gets himself involved in a lot of controversies.
The claim made by Twitter that the laptop violated a hacking policy is what made Mac Isaac file the lawsuit, claiming that the social media giant made “false and negligent statements.”
“On October 14, 2020, Defendant locked the NY POST’s account as it attempted to post and disseminate its exposé on the social media platform provided by Defendant,” the suit claimed. “In addition to locking the NY POST’s account, Defendant published that it was doing so because the NY POST’s story violated Defendant’s rules against ‘distribution of hacked material.’
“Defendant’s actions and statements had the specific intent to communicate to the world that Plaintiff is a hacker,” the suit alleged. “According to Merriam-Webster, a ‘hacker’ is ‘a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system.’ The term ‘hacker’ is widely viewed as disparaging, particularly when said about someone who owns a computer repair business. Plaintiff is not a hacker and the information obtained from the computer does not [constitute] hacked materials because Plaintiff lawfully gained access to the computer, first with the permission of its owner, BIDEN, and then, after BIDEN failed to retrieve the hard drive despite Plaintiff’s requests, in accordance with the Mac Shop’s abandoned property policy.”
The Left’s cancel culture went after Mac Isaac’s business by writing negative reviews about the shop and they did other things to harm his livelihood. The computer repair shop’s attorneys said they filed in federal court in Florida because Twitter has an office there and “performs substantial activities in the State of Florida.”
The case got tossed by the judge the day it was filed. The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida threw the case out because the complaint “failed to allege complete diversity.” The complete diversity requirement means “no plaintiff shares a state of citizenship with any defendant.” In other words, even though Twitter has an office in Florida, they are incorporated in Delaware (which any company can do from any state), and Mac Isaac is from Delaware, so the court claimed it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case.
“According to the Complaint, Defendant made false statements that Plaintiff is a ‘hacker’ in reference to materials obtained by the New York Post and shared on Twitter in an exposé concerning the contents of Hunter Biden’s computer hard drive. For the reasons set forth below, the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction,” U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom wrote in a brief Monday.
The dismissal was entered into the docket on Tuesday. It said, “For a court to have diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a), ‘all plaintiffs must be diverse from all defendants.’” That means that the plaintiffs must be of different citizenship than the defendants. That’s probably why the lawyers tried to get the case heard in another state. Both plaintiff and defendant are in Delaware, therefore a federal court cannot hear the case.
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