December 27, 2009

Scumbag of the Century

Holocaust Denier Sues Survivor:

A notorious Holocaust denier convicted of attacking Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in an elevator has now set his sights on an 80-year-old Pembroke Pines woman whose memoir recounts her ordeal in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

In a lawsuit filed in Broward Circuit Court, Eric Hunt alleges that the The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt is full of "vicious lies" and "fantastical tales" that turn Jews into haters and torment non-Jews.

Zisblatt's son-in-law, who is a lawyer, called Hunt's lawsuit "absurd" but expressed concern for his elderly relative's safety.

Hunt, 25, of Archbald, Pa., filed the libel suit in Broward Circuit Court on Oct. 6 and is demanding a jury trial and punitive damages of "not less than $60 million."

Only in America, folks.

Posted by Hube at December 27, 2009 10:06 AM | TrackBack

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Unless Zisblatt wrote about Hunt personally, dismissal is inevitable. After all, there is no cause of action for libel otherwise.

Here's hoping the judge sanctions both hunt and any attorney involved in the suit.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at December 27, 2009 12:30 PM

to productivly chanel my feelings about this, I will begin writing a novel about a vigalance committee who, would react to this news with tar and feathers for the lawyer and his client, burn their houses and places of business down, blow up their cars and drop them over the border in Mexico.

And post the video on youtube.

Posted by: anonni at December 27, 2009 01:11 PM

Fortunately, the latest news is that the Florida court has dismissed Eric Hunt's suit as frivolous and baseless, realizing that he is a psychotic.

Hunt is now distraught that the press has neither taken notice of his suit, nor of its dismissal. He was expecting to get a lot of publicity from this, while every thinking person is simply ignoring his rants. He claims that he will now sue a Florida school for approving "The Fifth Diamond" as suitable reading.

Posted by: Peter Kubicek at December 27, 2009 05:53 PM