Remember the computer shop repairman/owner who found Hunter Biden’s laptop filled with incriminating evidence that a majority of the mainstream media buried in order to protect then-candidate Joe Biden?
According to the Washington Examiner, Mr. John Paul Mac Isaac is back, and this time he brought a lawyer.
So, why would he be filing a massive defamation lawsuit against Twitter? Simple. Because Twitter was extremely fast to label tweets reporting the laptop’s discovery as a violation of their policy on posting “hacked” materials. That was not the case, as Issac had full legal rights of ownership of the laptop after it sat in his store, never to be retrieved.
In other words, Issac was essentially labeled a “hacker,” falsely, and as a result, his reputation, including his business, took a huge hit.
“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 recovered data despite Plaintiff’s reuses, in accordance with the Mac Shop’s abandoned property police,” Mac Isaac’s lawyer wrote in the federal lawsuit. “Plaintiff, as a direct result of Defendant Twitter’s actions and statements, is now widely considered a hacker.”
This isn’t the first time he’s attempted to sue over the matter. He filed a similar lawsuit in the same South Florida court last year, but it was tossed out by a judge over jurisdictional issues. But he has a different plan this time.
“In his new lawsuit, Mac Isaac attempts to bypass the jurisdiction issue. He also says that there had been defamation damages greater than $75,000 and that the exact award amount could be determined after a trial,” the Examiner’s report said.
Perhaps even sweeter than a pile of money is the fact that Issac has requested that Twitter “make a public retraction of all false statements and to issue a public apology,” — which is something that the social media giant is not exactly known for doing.
Issac’s lawyer went on to contend that Twitter knew better than to label the information as “hacked materials.”
“Twitter knew or should have known that its statement that the New York Post’s story contained hacked materials would cause harm to the Plaintiff,” his attorney wrote.
As you’ll remember, there was a long standoff between Twitter and the New York Post, the outlet that broke the laptop story. Twitter initially blocked all URL’s pointing to the bombshell story, but later gave in, admitting that they were wrong to block the links.
Only time will tell how Issac’s case shakes out, but hopefully, he’s able to land a victory when it’s all said and done, at least to get his reputation back.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org