Disbarred Florida lawyer Jack Thompson gained some notoriety when, in 2006, he appeared on 60 Minutes to rail against violent video games. Nerds the world over took to Facebook to call him names. Now he's suing the website.
In a $120 million suit filed this week, Thompson claims that the site inflicted emotional distress by not monitoring the nasty comments, like this one: "Jack Thompson should be smacked across the face with an Atari 2600."
Upset by all the virtual hate, Thompson, who once fought to get Howard Stern off the air, tried to reach Facebook — with a fax machine. Since the online company didn't reply, he thinks they did it all intentionally. And he's being extra drama queen about the whole thing: "If I were Charles Manson, that wouldn't warrant the postings."
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