I don’t believe for one second that Kurt Eichenwald had a seizure over some flashing gif. He’d talked about his condition in public before and he detailed how he was going to turnoff the gif “autoplay” option in the Twitter settings. The guy is a known liar and a conman, and was even caught up in some shady shit surrounding the exploitation of a minor. Long story short, in my opinion, he’s a fraud and a hack who prominence in the mainstream media landscape shows you all you need to know about those band of thieves.
Oh, and he an interesting way to celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day (the second one we’ve had this year, but I digress). He decided to sue the veteran he already stuck with multiple federal and state charges over the high crime of sending his goofy ass a “strobe effect” flashing gif. So not only is jail time a real option for said veteran, John Rivello. Now he’s also facing possible financial ruin on top of that.
Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald is not done with the man he says gave him a seizure via tweet. He filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Twitter user John Rivello.
The lawsuit stems from a December 15 incident where Rivello allegedly sent Eichenwald a tweet with a strobe light image and the text “YOU DESERVE A SEIZURE FOR YOUR POSTS.” The journalist, who suffers from epilepsy, said he actually did suffer a seizure from the incident.
News of the lawsuit comes after the FBI arrested Rivello in March. “Based on publicly-available documents associated with the criminal proceedings against Mr. Rivello, we believe that other individuals conspired with Mr. Rivello in planning and executing the sending of the strobe light to Mr. Eichenwald,” a statement from Eichenwald’s attorney reads. Eichenwald is hoping that through the discovery process his attorneys will find the people who allegedly conspired with Rivello.
“We are also considering additional civil actions against the more than 90 people who have sent flashing strobe lights to Mr. Eichenwald subsequent to the public disclosure that Mr. Rivello’s strobe attack had caused Mr. Eichenwald to have an epileptic seizure,” attorneys for Einchenwald said.
Oh, and he’s on the lookout for more lawsuits to file. What a guy! He’s like a one man walking advertisement for the pettiness of media-types. Here’s hoping that all his moneymaking schemes fail, along with the criminal charges against Mr. Rivello.