Even though our Anti-Slapp case is under appeal, apparently Kevin and The Offline Assistant Company wants to have my blog post, videos, podcasts, and more removed from the internet.
For those needing a quick recap, read the various blog post on the topic but here’s my 100% opinion based timeline of events:
Nov 2015 – We notice almost 8k in over ordering by Kevin’s company The Offline Assistant. We double check our numbers (by pulling credit card statements, orders) and give Kevin several opportunities to settle with us for less money (5k at one point) but refuses to accept fault and eventually he stops answering my emails.
Dec 2015 – I send a legal demand letter asking for repayment.
Dec 2015 – Kevin’s first lawyer responds and instead of settling, he wants us to remove all of our content, write a public apology (that Kevin as to approve), and pay Kevin $315,000 in damages. This is less than a month after we discovered the error.
Mar 2016 – Kevin officially sues us (making all of this public record), but now he’s got a new lawyer, and wants up to a million dollars in damages.
Aug / Sept 2016 – Kevin begins having our content falsely (my opinion) blocked in Ireland and when I reach out his lawyer asking him to stop, he doesn’t. As a result, I have no other option but to repost the videos and provide updates on each one via various social channels.
Oct 2016 – We appeal the Anti-Slapp case to the Court of Appeals in Amarillo Texas.
Early Nov 2016 – Kevin’s lawyers file for an extension and push the appeal deadline to the 30th of November.
Nov 22,2016 – Kevin’s lawyers file for a TRO and permanent injunction against me contacting my friend along with posting updates on the case.
What I find interesting is Kevin himself has never requested me not to contact him, his former lawyer asked unofficially, via email, and is no longer on the case and all of the things I’ve contacted Kevin about are just case updates and questions I have for him as a friend since we’re still connected via social media.
Did I mention that Kevin is still is my friend on Facebook and still apart of my private Facebook group? Also that he now lives in Ireland so we aren’t even on the same continent.
^^ Kevin’s Facebook Profile, notice how it still says we are friends and he has not blocked me or unfriended me.
^^ Kevin is still a member of my private Facebook group (it’s closed to the public and the only way he could join is by asking). He is still a member of this group and again hasn’t requested for us to remove him.
Here’s Kevin’s lawyers (all 3 of them) legal request. Happy reading …