Posted on | July 24, 2014 | 26 Comments
She said this man had sexually assaulted her. Shortly thereafter she published a post detailing her account. The post was circulated widely among the progressive community. He had his lawyer contact her and demand she remove the post. He threatened to sue her if she spoke of the allegations publicly. She took the post down.
As you’ve probably gathered, I still don’t feel I can “name names” with regard to the alleged perpetrator. I have no doubt that I, too, would be threatened with legal action. . . . This is how bullies and abusers function. With threats. They will stop at nothing to silence their victims and to maintain their positions of power. They need to control the discourse. They are looking out for number one — always.
You can read the whole thing, in which a feminist condemns her fellow feminists who have evidently taken the side of the man (who we can infer is an influential progressive) accused of assaulting a woman. It’s kind of like the Feminist Presidential Knee Pad Brigade that rallied around Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal.
However, that isn’t the only reason this seems so familiar to me: The wrongdoer who uses threats and lawsuits to silence those who speak truth about his wrongdoing? Yeah. Very familiar.
“I have filed over a hundred lawsuits and another one will be no sweat for me. On the other hand, it will cost you a lot of time and money . . .”
— Brett Kimberlin, Oct. 10, 2010
Nearly four years have passed since the convicted bomber made that threat to Patrick “Patterico” Frey, and some nine months have elapsed since Kimberlin sued more than 20 defendants — including Patterico and myself — in a ridiculous $2 million federal lawsuit that John Hoge dubbed Kimberlin v. the Universe, et al.
Bullies “will stop at nothing to silence their victims . . . They need to control the discourse,” and we should not forget the victims.
“Brett C. Kimberlin schemed to elude justice with a series of bizarre plots designed to murder, maim and rob his enemies, create havoc at Speedway and discredit the chief government prosecutor.
“These plots occurred as lawmen followed the trail of the man who terrorized Speedway with bombs in 1978. . . .
“Kimberlin seemed to be the only one with a possible motive — to distract police attention from the Scyphers murder and delay or halt their quiet investigation of him.”
— R. Joseph Gelarden, “Bizarre plots planned by Speedway Bomber; Kimberlin case a maze of murder, deceit,” Indianapolis Star, Oct. 18, 1981
The murder of Julia Scyphers is still officially unsolved, and there is no statute of limitation for murder. What caused Kimberlin to make his legal threat to Patrick Frey was a post in which Frey discussed Kimberlin’s history as a convicted bomber, drug smuggler, perjurer, and suspected murderer. In response to Kimberlin’s lawsuit threat, Frey repeatedly asked Kimberlin “to specify anything in my post that you claim is false.” Kimberlin never did so, and the obvious inference is because he can’t: Every word is true.
Honest people should never let a liar intimidate them into silence.
If you’re new to this story and are wondering why investigators said Brett Kimberlin had “a possible motive — to distract police attention from the Scyphers murder,” it involved a young girl. And we know about Kimberlin’s enthusiasm for young girls:
Not all the songs on his album — which Mahern characterizes as minimally produced and “pretty much Brett” — have political overtones, which in some respects may be unfortunate: While tracks like “Life’s a Bitch (For a Government Snitch)” and “Who’s Next” (a song about unfounded sex crime accusations) have a definite edge to them, others, like “Waiting to Meet” and “Teen Dream” (both about having sex with teenage girls) are lacking in subtlety and tend to make one squirm. But this is exactly what Kimberlin wants.
“I say things a lot of people are afraid to say. Yeah, ‘Teen Dream’ is about fucking a teenage girl. Every guy who’s seen a good-looking teenage girl has thought about it. I’m talking about that lecherous quality that every man, though he won’t act on it, has.”
Kimberlin was a 41-year-old recently released federal convict in 1996 when he proclaimed his desire to have sex with teenage girls.
In July 2013, Brett Kimberlin’s wife filed for a domestic protective order against her husband, which I described at the time:
The estranged wife of progressive activist Brett Kimberlin says he has been “mentally abusive” to her, claiming in a Maryland court that Kimberlin has been “threatening” her and trying to get her fired from her job at a Montgomery County daycare center.
Tetyana Kimberlin, 32, sought a domestic protective order this week, saying her husband had “been going by my work and telling my employer I am going to be arrested,” and that Kimberlin, 59, “had me arrested before on false charges.”
Brett Kimberlin was convicted in 1981 for a weeklong series of Indiana bombings and sentenced to 50 years in federal prison, but served only 17 years. While imprisoned, Kimberlin became briefly famous during the 1992 election campaign by claiming to have once sold marijuana to then-Vice President Dan Quayle. Kimberlin is now director of two progressive non-profit groups, the 501c3 Justice Through Music Project and 501c4 Velvet Revolution.
“He told me if I will try to take my kids with me he will hurt me and I will see what will happen to me,” Kimberlin’s Russian-born wife wrote in her petition for a protection order, a case that was heard Tuesday in Silver Spring, Maryland. “He tells my 14-year-old about his plans about me and what he is going to do with me.
Kimberlin has “been calling me terrible names … telling my children that I am mentally ill,” his wife wrote, saying she had been separated from him for seven months and now has a boyfriend, who also appeared in court Tuesday.
He was “abusive … threatening,” Kimberlin’s estranged wife told the court and, because of my reporting on this story, I’m one of five defendants he sued for $1 million in Maryland state court (Kimberlin v. Walker, et al.) in addition to the $2 million federal lawsuit.
The last time I updated readers on Kimberlin’s “lawfare” harassment was more than a month ago, on June 20, when the Perjuring Pro Se Pipsqueak sent two letters to the judge in the federal case, and since then, my co-defendants Aaron Walker and John Hoge have kept their readers updated on proceedings, while I have been remiss.
Earlier this month, a judge in the state case granted our requests for summary judgment on the majority of Kimberlin’s claims, so that basically it’s now just a defamation case. Kimberlin’s failure to adequately comply with defendants’ discovery requests — you can see some of his non-responses here and also here — will probably be enough to get the rest of the case tossed out.
The judge in the federal case granted Kimberlin’s motion to amend his lawsuit for the second time. There have been a number of motions to dismiss this amended complaint. Click here to read the motion to dismiss filed by the lawyer for my co-defendants Twitchy and Michelle Malkin, if you want to get an idea of the numerous flaws in Kimberlin’s claims. This week, Kimberlin engaged in “abject stupidity” in the federal case, filing a “sealed” motion for an injunction; depending on how the judge reacts to the plaintiff’s idiotic gesture, it’s possible there will be more to say later.
Given how Kimberlin has boasted, in his October 2010 e-mail to Patrick Frey, that the purpose of his litigation is to “cost [defendants] a lot of time and money” to defend themselves against his meritless complaints, the courts should not only dismiss his lawsuits with prejudice, but also impose strong sanctions against Kimberlin, so as to discourage this infamously mendacious menace to society from ever again harassing honest law-abiding citizens in this manner.
There will be a hearing in the state case in two weeks, at which we have reason to hope that the judge will grant summary judgment, dismissing the remaining counts of Kimberlin’s worthless lawsuit.
In the meantime, please keep my family and me in your prayers and remember the Five Most Important Words in the English Language: