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Holocaust Denier Sues Survivor

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
http://www.bradenton.com/living/trav...y/1789790.html

This is the same guy who attacked Elie Wiesel. He is suing a woman who survived Auschwitz saying that her memoirs are "vicious lies" and fantastical tales". He's also suing Steven Spielberg and the publishing company.
post #2 of 17
A sick, sick person, not in control of his mental faculties.
post #3 of 17
I can't figure out why he feels the least bit affected by it, let alone needing to sue over it. I agree, I don't think the fella is all there.
post #4 of 17
I hope he gets a Jewish judge. That is a sick excuse of a human being!
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have to wonder how some people can go through their lives being an ignoramus. He strikes me as someone who would believe that everything that happens is the result of some vast conspiracy.
post #6 of 17
How old is this guy?

I found his complaint online:

http://erichunt.net/wp-content/uploa...int1006PDF.pdf

Umm...is there something wrong with this document??

Quote:
The Fifth Diamond is currently in several public libraries and is promoted and forced upon American pubic grade school students in several states.
Someone needs to use spell check.
post #7 of 17
He is not represented by an attorney, he is suing pro se.

He is claiming that he has suffered emotional distress because Steven Spielberg made a film and is asking for $60 million plus his costs.

Hopefully the judge will read it and dismiss it and he'll be out his $250 filing fee plus postage and gas money, and that will be the end of it.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
He is not represented by an attorney, he is suing pro se...
... sounds like he's looking for media coverage and attention.


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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
He is claiming that he has suffered emotional distress because Steven Spielberg made a film and is asking for $60 million plus his costs..
Quite frankly there are severall films out there that caused this kind of distress for me- mostly due to bad scripts or bad acting

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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
Hopefully the judge will read it and dismiss it and he'll be out his $250 filing fee plus postage and gas money, and that will be the end of it.
Hopefully, it would discredit your legal system if this case came to court. In Germany it is illegal to deny the Holocaust...

regards,

christine
post #9 of 17
And unlike the German legal system, you generally pay your own attorney fees in the US (even for nuisance lawsuits), so if this crackpot manages to tie up Steven Speilberg's lawyers with this nonsense, it will end up costing the defendant money.

I think it is a good thing that any citizen has the right to bring any complaint to a court and be able to sue pro se, but of course there will always be crackpots. There is no law against stupidity unforunately.
post #10 of 17
There really should be a law against stupidity...I cant believe people have the nerve to deny the Holocaust!!! IMO its one of the worlds greatest tragedies and something we should all remember and learn because if we dont remember and we dont learn..we may never learn to prevent another Holocaust from happening again!
post #11 of 17
From what I understand this guy will get nowhere. He has to prove that Steven Spielberg PURPOSELY or MALICOUSLY intended to harm this man by making this film. Which he did not do. You see the first Amendment covers a lot fo things to do with the media. I mean there are films out there that offend a lot of people but you cant just go around suing everyone just becuase it upset you! (I couldnt read the article comp is being weird...) And if this lady wrote a book or w/e....its her opinion. You see the plaintiff must do all the proving that what they did was malicious or w/e, the defendant isnt required to. Guess my media law class is coming in handy!
post #12 of 17
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The Fifth Diamond is currently in several public libraries and is promoted and forced upon American pubic grade school students in several states.
As if being a Holocaust denier was stupid enough, he goes and makes a typo like that.
post #13 of 17
Obsurd. That's the type of scumbag that deserves unmentionable things! I lost a large part of my family (on my father's side) during the Holocaust....people who say things like that really irk me to no end! I would like to have a few minutes alone with him and my louisville sluggar


(In a side note, for those of you who don't know who Elie Wiesel is, he wrote two books about his amazing story..."Night" and "Dawn"....they're incredable! (they're not all that long eithor, I'd really recomend them!)
post #14 of 17
Can you say...countersuit?

I think the Holocaust survivor might have a case for emotional anguish damages based on being forced to relive their experiences for the trial.
post #15 of 17
I read "Night" in school its one of the best books Ive read! I loved it
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by 3CatsN1Dog View Post
I read "Night" in school its one of the best books Ive read! I loved it
Isn't it a wonderful book? You would probably like his book "Dawn" as well if you enjoyed the other book.
post #17 of 17
At his sentencing for when he attacked Elie Wiesel he said:

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"I had been sucked into anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on the Internet," Hunt said in August 2008. "I don't believe any of that garbage now that I'm taking my medication."
He must have stopped taking his meds. So sad!!! The judge should laugh and throw the book at him for filing a frivolous lawsuit!
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