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Breaking: Fox News Investor Prince Alwaleed's Attorneys Threaten to Sue Constantine Report for "Defamation"

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Photo: Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal of Saudi Arabia

Over the years, there have been a litany of “legal” attempts to chill my reporting on fascism foreign and domestic, but the latest is the most curious — and arguably least substantive.

On May 8, I received an e-mail from a Mr. Burak Hunkaroglu, a legal assistant at the Rubbit LLC law firm, 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway in Las Vegas. According to Mr. Hunkaroglu, I had defamed Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal of Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s richest men.

His legal hounds were baying at my door, thirsting for blood.

But I read the e-mail with some amusement. Primarily, I had committed libel by posting a report from ThinkProgress on June 6, 2010 regarding derisive comments made about the prince — a part-owner of Fox News — by silly far-right commentator Glenn Beck … on Fox News.

“Alwaleed should sue himself,” I thought.

The letter informed me: “WALEED BIN TALAL is an educated, respected professional in the community. He has spent years serving the community in his profession and building a positive reputation. … ”

At first, I thought the e-mail was a joke. I’d never heard of Rubbit LLC. The name evoked visions of a Warner Brothers cartoon. And the “Official Letter” cited New York defamation law. A libel lawsuit filed in New York City — by attorneys for a Saudi royal, no less — hadn’t a chance in Hell in this case. Why? For one reason among many, there is a one-year statute of limitations for defamation in New York. Under the state’s single publication clause, the statute of limitations clock begins to tick when a defamatory statement is first published. The post is three years old, and I wasn’t the first to publish it. Besides, Prince Alwaleed is a highly public figure. If public figures could sue, Barack Obama would haul the Tea Party to court for claiming that he is not an American citizen, and had written “death panels” into the Afffordable Health Care Act, etc., etc.

A lawsuit is extremely improbable, but you never know. It will have a brief lifespan in a New York courtroom, however, and would draw an immediate counter-suit. I happen to disapprove of extortion, this is clearly the intent of the e-mail, as worded. It demands that I admit in writing to making “defamatory” statements about Alwaleed, or Rubbit LLC will drag me into court. Such a letter would not only be false, it could be used to as the basis for the filing of a more substantive lawsuit against me, one based on my own “confession.”

My response to Mr. Hunkaroglu and his threats was short and quite helpful: “Please seek psychiatric help.”

If the prince is truly an  “educated, respected professional,” he should steer clear of shysters plying legal threats to chill First Amendment rights.

The text of the e-mail that I received from Mr. Hunkaroglu:

From: Rubbit Teck <antipiracy@rubbit.com>
To: contact@constantinereport.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:13 AM
Subject: Official Letter
Pages:
To Whom It Concern,
CEASE AND DESIST ALL DEFAMATION OF
AL WALEED BIN TALAL’S CHARACTER AND REPUTATION.
      AL WALEED BIN TALAL is an educated, respected professional in the community. He has spent years serving the community in his profession and building a positive reputation.
      Under New York law, it is unlawful to engage in defamation of another’s character and reputation.  Defamation consists of
      Accordingly, we demand that you (A) immediately cease and desist your unlawful defamation of AL WALEED BIN TALAL and (B) provide us with prompt written assurance within ten (10) days that you will cease and desist from further defamation of AL WALEED BIN TALAL’s character and reputation.
      If you do not comply with this cease and desist demand within this time period, AL WALEED BIN TALAL is entitled to seek monetary damages and equitable relief for your defamation. In the event you fail to meet this demand, please be advised that AL WALEED BIN TALAL has asked us to communicate to you that he will pursue all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, and an order that you pay court costs and attorney’s fees.  Your liability and exposure under such legal action could be considerable.
      Before taking these steps, however, my client wished to give you one opportunity to discontinue your illegal conduct by complying with this demand within ten (10) days.  Accordingly, please sign and return the attached Defamation Settlement Agreement within ten (10) days to
Rubbit LLC
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169
United States
Tel:+1 (702) 990-3624
Sincerely,
Regards,
Burak Hunkaroglu
Legal Asistant

BALTIMORE (CN) – Baltimore police beat up a woman and smashed her camera for filming them beating up a man, telling her: “You want to film something bitch? Film this!” the woman claims in court.

Makia Smith sued the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and police Officers Nathan Church, William Pilkerton, Jr., Nathan Ulmer and Kenneth Campbell in Federal Court.

Smith claims she was stuck in stand-still rush hour traffic in northern Baltimore when she saw the defendant officers beating up and arresting a young man. She says pulled out her camera, stood on her car’s door sill and filmed the beating.

“Officer Church saw plaintiff filming the beating and ran at her,” the complaint states. “He scared her and she sat back in her vehicle. As he ran at her, he yelled, ‘You want to film something bitch? Film this!’

“Officer Church reached into plaintiff’s car and grabbed her telephone-camera out of her hand, threw it to the ground and destroyed it by smashing it with his foot. Officer Church pulled plaintiff out of her car by her hair and beat her. Officers Pilkerton, Ulmer, and Campbell then ran to plaintiff’s car and joined Officer Church in beating plaintiff and arrested her using excessive force. At all times described herein, plaintiff’s two year old daughter witnessed her mother’s beating and arrest by the Officers, as did others.”

Smith claims the cops taunted her and threatened to take her daughter away. She says they refused to call her mother to her toddler.

“The officers, despite the pleas of plaintiff, refused to call plaintiff’s mother. Instead, the officers tormented plaintiff by telling her that her daughter would be taken from her and sent to Social Services. Seeing plaintiff’s distressful reaction to these tormenting threats, they continued,” the complaint states.

Smith says she was arrested and taken to jail on bogus charges that she assaulted Church and resisted arrest.

She claims Church failed to appear for her trial – twice, and prosecutors dropped the charges, but she had to hire a lawyer and spend more money recovering her impounded car.

She claims Baltimore police have a history of illegally seizing and destroying recording devices. She seeks $1.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages for civil rights violations, conversion and infliction of emotional distress.

She is represented by Christopher Lyon, with Astrachan Gunst Thomas.

Police departments around the country have been accused of similar responses to citizens filming them abusing other people.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/05/10/57519.htm