I've been holding this in for four days and I can't anymore!!!

In a sexual assault case, opposing counsel sent my clients a draft complaint threatening to sue them for "abuse of process." The allegation is that they hired an attorney (me!) with a vendetta against rich assholes
And opposing counsel found old articles and tweets from 2017 and 2018 like one where I'm talking to a documentary maker about his film about a deceased guy who extorted guys he coerced into making tickle films and I'm talking about how I'd drooled over the idea of suing that dead
guy. Another places he finds a quote from a profile about a federal prosecutor where I talk about hunting down anonymous stalkers who f*ck with my clients. Yeah, I hunt them down TO REPORT THEM TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Twats like this guy -- so insecure about his case that he threatens to sue a victim for selecting me as their attorney. It's just like, did you think that'd scare us into withdrawing the case? @marcorandazza
Also, to clarify, I @-ed my pal @marcorandazza not b/c he is the OC, but because he knows his way around adversaries using dirty deeds to drive a wedge between client and attorney. See his 9th Cir case Wynn v Bloom.
The good news is that this experience has inspired a 4-part CLE series coming soon in January about vengeful tactics by skeezy adversaries. details to follow.
And my CLE co-host? None other than anti-shadyshenanigan superlawyer, @susancrumiller. We're building a hot new #BodyOfLaw about fending off the asstorneys.

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It's the culmination of years of legal work and suffering. It's a moment for my client to finally address their offender and tell him/her exactly what hell they put them through and what it looked like. In their own words, in their own voice. Surrounded by the loves ones who
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I have some new trolls who love to tell me that I've built a business off victims' pain.

Do these people know how f*cking idiotic they sound? At our firm we STOP victims' pain.
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Good piece by @suehalpernVT in @NewYorker about 230.

I use some profanity to discuss @ grindrs response to Herrick's enormous efforts to get help. Over a thousand strangers came IN PERSON for sex. This was not a content-based suit 1/
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Dir of International Freedom of Expression at @EFF is looking for help on how to admit that online harassment is real.

Victims, got any ideas?
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