So the other day, Dred responded to this whole thing on Facebook. (He blocked me shortly after this blog started getting some attention, so I've been relying on others to get screencaps for me.)
Apparently he's going on Youtube to record a response. I don't know what response he could possibly give considering this blog provides concrete evidence that he scammed me but whatever. Fast forward to today!
Who has time for Youtube when there's LAWSUITS TO FILE!? That's right, apparently I'm getting sued to the tune of $5000!
Now, there are a lot of things I could say about this, but I'll only say a few. And Dred, this is directly to you, so read closely.
• You are supposedly suing me for defamation of character, slander, and harassment. Now, I'm no legal expert, but let's take a look at the definition of those claims, taken from http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com:
Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person's reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person.
Nothing we've said about you is false. We have evidence that there was communication between us in which you promised to deliver lines, we paid in advance, and you never followed through with said lines or a refund. You have no leg to stand on.
Oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and can be the basis for a lawsuit. Damages (payoff for worth) for slander may be limited to actual (special) damages unless there is malicious intent, since such damages are usually difficult to specify and harder to prove. Some statements such as an untrue accusation of having committed a crime, having a loathsome disease, or being unable to perform one's occupation are treated as slander per se since the harm and malice are obvious, and therefore usually result in general and even punitive damage recovery by the person harmed. Words spoken over the air on television or radio are treated as libel (written defamation) and not slander on the theory that broadcasting reaches a large audience as much if not more than printed publications. (See: defamation, fair comment)
Again, nothing we've written is false. If you have some top-secret documents that reveal otherwise, I'd love to see them. Also, I hope you didn't delete all the posts on the fan page where you started essentially cyberbullying us in hopes of making it look like I fabricated them, because multiple other people who were there can easily verify that you posted them.
The act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill, or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or anxious. Such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if due to discrimination based on race or sex, a violation on the statutory limitations on collection agencies, involve revenge by an ex-spouse, or be shown to be a form of blackmail ("I'll stop bothering you, if you'll go to bed with me"). The victim may file a petition for a "stay away" (restraining) order, intended to prevent contact by the offensive party. A systematic pattern of harassment by an employee against another worker may subject the employer to a lawsuit for failure to protect the worker.
The only part that could vaguely apply here is "applying illegal pressure to collect a bill", and even then it doesn't work. We've never made an illegal threat or applied illegal pressure toward you, and last I checked, repeatedly asking someone to give you a refund after they have not delivered the promised product is not harassment.
So basically, none of your arguments would hold up even slightly in court, and you are only further hurting your reputation by pretending they would. Furthermore:
• You have no legal team. If you did, they would have laughed you out of the room the moment they asked for your evidence of any slander, defamation, or harassment.
• Jacob and I would still be splitting any money you actually refund us (which, by the way, we're still waiting on), so even if you give him $60 he's still giving me some of it. Trying to be petty in hopes of hurting me will only hurt him, sorry.
And by the way, I noticed you keep mentioning you have 500 million+ fans. The entire PaRappa the Rapper series has not sold 500 million copies. By my calculations, it has sold somewhere around 5 million copies. To put this in perspective, Mario, the most popular and best-selling game franchise in the world, had sold roughly 262 million games as of 2011. Even Mario does not have 500 million fans. Just thought I'd mention that.
In closing: please refund our money and stop making a fool of yourself. That is all.