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Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

Posted on: February 2, 2012 10:17 am
Edited on: February 2, 2012 5:26 pm
 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Attention flamers, vicious posters and other reputation-savaging knuckleheads who hide behind the anonymity of chatroom walls while tossing grenades at others:

Phil Mickelson is fighting back.

In a move that could bring unintended light to a very personal issue, Mickelson filed suit in Canada to learn the identity of a person who has been ripping him on the Internet.

According to the Courthouse News Service, Mickelson alleges in the complaint that "the postings suggest that plaintiff has an illegitimate child, that his wife has affairs and other similar vexatious statements that are absolutely untrue and, simply put, vicious.”

Mickelson has long been dogged by wild and absurd rumors, and his wife Amy has even been known to make jokes with friends about them.

But nobody’s kidding around this time.

"I'm all for freedom of speech, but I won't tolerate defamation, and so I've got a great attorney who's on it," he said after the first round of the Phoenix Open on Thurday.

Mickelson sought and was granted by San Diego Superior Court the right to subpoena Yahoo! for information about the identities of two screen names, "Fogroller" and "Longitude," and Yahoo! responded with Fogroller's Internet protocol address, which is registered to a Videotron subscriber, according to the Courthouse News report.  

The news report states that Videotron's attorney said Mickelson needs a court order for the company to provide him with the information. In the filing, Mickelson seeks the court order.

"It is urgent, and in the best interest of justice, to accurately identify the person using the 'Fogroller' pseudonym and posting these offensive and defamatory statements, in order to stop the dissemination of false and wrongful statements about the plaintiff and obtain reparation for the prejudice already suffered," the complaint states, according to Courthouse News.

Reparation, of course, is the legal euphemism that broadly means "blood and money."

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/
02/01/43527.htm

Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Feb 2, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:48 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

I agree with Youplaytowin.




Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:39 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

Why would he bother to sue you? The attorney fees would be triple your net worth.




Since: Dec 18, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

Good for you, Phil. It's high time something is done about the low lifes who have nothing better to do than try and make someone's life miserable. These individuals and those that are hackers need to be punished. You are a fine example of a human being and should be applauded for your professionalism, family values and good nature !!



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

I bet he could take the comments about himself but once the drivel started about his wife, he acted. I would not want to be between him and his family. I respect that.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:13 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

I applaud Mickelson.....there are too many punks that think they can act tough behind a computer. I can't wait until these two jokers' pictures are plastered all over the internet.



Since: Dec 12, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:08 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

Wow......Phil is as soft on the inside as he is on the outside.....

Here you go Phil, eat your heart out you big baby.....

"You are not an athlete Phil. Nor is golf an athletic sport.".......

Now sue me Phil.



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

If I sued everyone that said bad things about me, I'd be a cajillionare.   You've made ALOT of money being in the public eye playing golf Phil, let it go.... it's only words. 



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

I hope Phil wins this one, because there's simply no truth to the evil rumors that he's had breast reduction surgery and liposuction, or that fellow golfers refuse to shower with him for fear of catching sight of his huge man-nipples and Kardashian-like buttocks.



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 4:50 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

Bravo!
This would be a victory for holding people accountable for their actions, what they say, what they type. Trolls everywhere would have to find something meaningful to do with their time as opposed to racial baiting, slandering and libeling people. I'm ALL for it!
Sooner the better! 



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 4:24 pm
 

Mickelson sues to quash on-line Canucklehead

Another loser who lives and dies on the interent...At least Mickle tees doesnt sell vinatge sleeveless for a living. PATHETIC!


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