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‘This Is How Bullies and Abusers Function. … They Will Stop at Nothing to Silence Their Victims’

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | 26 Comments

Why does this seem so familiar to me?

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.

T. Kimberlin v. B. Kimberlin Petition for Protective Order 7.9.13 (OCR) by AaronWorthing

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:

“Hit the Freaking Tip Jar!”




 

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  • WJJ Hoge

    Neal Rauhauser’s lawfare model of a pro se litigant being able to cheaply inflict pain on his victims has backfired on The World’s Worst Pro-Se Litigant™. (I’ll hit the tip jar as a royalty payment for the us of that, Stacy.)

    Suing five of us in state court should have been enough. Suing 20+ of us in federal court simply created enough of a paperwork stream to push the pain back on The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin.

    Kimberlin has bragged about filing “over a hundred” lawsuit. He doesn’t like to talk about how many he’s won.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Speaking of the wrongdoer who uses threats to silence those who speak truth I still have the FreeKate degenerates cyber-stalking
    and harassing me including posting a fake “review” of my newborn photography on the revenge and extortion site RipOffReprot. Now they are also linking me with pornography . And yet they say I’m obsessed
    http://goo.gl/cvWZzb
    http://goo.gl/Nac5vU

  • Dianna Deeley

    Vintage, Stacy. Just great, it makes clear exactly what he is!

  • robertstacymccain

    Every once in a while, it is necessary to tell the story again — remind people who have forgotten what all this is ultimately about — because we have a tendency to let our outrage fade with time.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    It would be nice if this creep won’t be able to sue again

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  • DeadMessenger

    At this point, it’s no longer entirely Kimberlin’s fault per se, that this is happening. He’s clearly a psychopath and should be institutionalized, at the very least. Considering that we have a government that has over-regulated everything else to the nth degree, I have to place some of the blame on them, as well as the bar association, for allowing this turd the mechanism to continuously file nuisance lawsuits that do nothing but enrich lawyers.

    For solution, see here: http://theothermccain.com/2014/07/24/bring-back-the-firing-squad/

  • Jeanette Victoria

    We are living in an age where the insane run things and sane people are bullied, harnessed, demonized and maginized for behaving/reacting normally.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    For solution, see here:

  • Rob Crawford

    That the judges overlook his repeated perjury and even FORGERY is a disgrace.

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  • robertstacymccain

    “He’s clearly a psychopath and should be institutionalized, at the very least.”

    As I have repeatedly pointed out, in 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for a bombing spree that terrorized an Indiana town and blew a man’s leg off. Simple arithmetic tells us that Kimberlin should still be in prison; to criticize the policies that resulted in his early release from federal custody is “fair comment,” as the lawyers say.

    To say that Kimberlin is a psychopath is to express a layman’s understanding of facts clearly in evidence. Obviously, I am not a clinical psychologist and do not have access to records of any psychiatric evaluations to which Kimberlin may have been subjected. However, to examine the available record of Kimberlin’s crimes, as well as the material related in Mark Singer’s book Citizen K, I think anyone reasonably familiar with abnormal psychology would conclude that Kimberlin is profoundly antisocial, with narcissistic and sadistic tendencies, to say nothing of his notorious dishonesty.

    Of course, Kimberlin would claim that it is “defamation” to say that he’s dangerously crazy, but his habit of accusing innocent people of wrongdoing is just another symptom of his deviant personality.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Creeps like this feel very little, crying that they are the true victims is just their of manipulating. There are far too many fools today who have no clue how to think they only feel, sadly many of these fools are now in positions of power.

  • DeadMessenger

    All I can say is this…

    Proverbs 16:4: “The Lord works out everything to its proper end—even the wicked for a day of disaster.”

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  • Monitor2112

    Nice story McCain. It is a great idea to remind people of the foundation of what is going on. To often we get so caught up in the latest report that we forget how and why it all started.

    I also think it might be a good time for a story linking the members of Team K together and trying to explain their places within said Team K. refresher, if you will

  • Quartermaster

    That doesn’t talk about any victories is indicative of how many he has won.

  • JustMe

    Have you noticed that just noticing a creepizoid’s
    abuse results in screams of “STALKER!”

  • sarah wells

    What?

  • sarah wells

    Nothing bothers me more than indulgence of his frauds on the court.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Sorry Sarah, do the graphics not show up? They allude to aggressive self-protection.

  • Dustin

    This is another awesome post, RSM. Every time I’m blown away by how so much evil can be conveyed in a short and easily read post.

    I’m not going to lie… those jerks are very tedious, and eventually I found that I was bored by their endless stupid thug scheming. But once in a while, it’s very, very good to remember, publicly, because public awareness is exactly where the line was drawn on this fight, and exactly where I deem they lost. They will continue to thug away at many innocent victims, but they will never be able to change the public awareness, hard won by a lot of good people.

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  • Jeanette Victoria