There will come a day when I cease to be logically donkey-kicked by all the litigious idiocy in this country. That day has not arrived. All concept of personal responsibility has been expunged in favor of a greed-driven judicial extortion system. This is the trouble with living in a big amusement park of a country… lust for more money and things… and too much time on the hands of some scum with a law degree who wants to steal money from people who have rightly earned it.
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Teen, mom sue MySpace.com for $30 million
Suit filed in Travis County claims popular Internet site fails to protect children from adult sexual predators.
A 14-year-old Travis County girl who said she was sexually assaulted by a Buda man she met on MySpace.com sued the popular social networking site Monday for $30 million, claiming that it fails to protect minors from adult sexual predators.
The lawsuit claims that the Web site does not require users to verify their age and calls the security measures aimed at preventing strangers from contacting users younger than 16 “utterly ineffective.”
“MySpace is more concerned about making money than protecting children online,” said Adam Loewy, who is representing the girl and her mother in the lawsuit against MySpace, parent company News Corp. and Pete Solis, the 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting the girl.
In May, after a series of e-mails and phone calls, he picked her up at school, took her out to eat and to a movie, then drove her to an apartment complex parking lot in South Austin, where he sexually assaulted her, police said. He was arrested May 19.
Loewy said he was confident about the lawsuit, which he said seeks damages worth 1 percent of the company’s estimated worth.
“We feel that 1 percent of that is the bare minimum that they should compensate the girl for their failure to protect her online when they knew sexual predators were on that site,” he said.
Wow, what total bovine feces this is. Where do I even start?
Let’s start with the mother. First of all, how is it MySpace’s fault that she let her 14-year-old daughter go out to dinner and a movie with a 19-year-old boy… let alone the fact he was a rapist? If they met at a McDonald’s would it be Ronald McDonald’s fault? In what possible fantasy world would MySpace have had the wizardry to stop this young couple from calling each other and building up a relationship?
The girl… young… stupid… now broken. Aren’t parents supposed to protect their kids? Funny thing *spoken with heavy sarcasm* it doesn’t appear that this girl’s mother is married to the girl’s father. A father knows things about boys that a mother doesn’t… which is why every child needs both a mother and a father. We’ve already established that this mother is irresponsible… and we know that stupidity is a self-propagating wave… so…
The boy… well, if this turned out to be a forced rape the boy should be chained to a treadmill connected to the local power grid. Fed intravenously and motivated with electric shocks he should spend the rest of his now very short life putting a few kilowatts of juice into his community. I don’t think you could survive like this for long… but I bet he’d live for a couple days at least… and it would make a grand test specimen for a local science student’s research project on the effects of negative reinforcement on manual energy generation.
The lawyer is a shyster and a conniving weasel. Can you believe his nonsense about the “one percent of MySpace’s estimated worth”? You know he’s going to try and pull that on a jury to make it seem like the girl and her mother are merely asking for a small pittance of mournful compensation from the ‘big evil rich company’ that ‘facilitated and practically condoned’ this sexual assault. If the lawyer really wanted to help the mother he’d slap her across the face for whoring out her daughter through gross negligence. If the lawyer really wanted to help the girl he’d slap the mother again, twice really hard. If the lawyer really wanted to do the right thing he’d just prosecute the perpetrator. But alas… the lawyer doesn’t want any of that. The lawyer wants money.
I have something to say to this lawyer, Adam Loewy. You, sir… (pardon my King James)… are an ass.