Preston Poulter et al v. Ali "Dean" Assaf et al (2021) -

MonkeyBaby

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He's so bad at justifying any of this. I think even the three or four people who like Peggy don't buy that he attempted to trademark CG to "stop hate"
 

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9 hours later and no donations. This is going to be hilarious :)

EDIT: I checked Pressed-In's Youtube, Twitter and the Facebook group and I haven't seen him promote the GFM yet. Perhaps this is some sort of Bizarro-World 4D chess move?
 
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The firm should've been clear about the costs upfront. If they weren't, he got what he deserved. If they were, I suppose the plan was to intimidate the defendants into immediately settling? but he couldn't even afford to serve anyone.
This case isn't going anywhere and he has to know this. The entire point was to dox Vikki and Dean specifically via legal channels, so he could sidestep claims in the future about being a doxer. "I didn't dox them, it was in legal paperwork." It's vexatious in and of itself, and this case will either be transferred to two more venues (I highly doubt this case is remaining in Texas, since neither Vikki nor Dean have any attachment to Texas, though @AnOminous can correct me if the fact the three defendants are in separate states would somehow bypass this for the plaintiff's financial benefit) or be dismissed outright by a 12(b)(6), assuming he doesn't dismiss it himself.

That being said, Preston claims several times in his lawsuit that he either owns or "hosts" Comicsgate, but his GoFundMe states that he wants to "stop Comicsgate". So if he owns it, why does he want to "stop" it?
 

The Holmes

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This case isn't going anywhere and he has to know this.
I disagree. He's been yapping his cocksucker for a while to his cappo's about how he can successfully pull off lawsuits, and most of us knew this type of thread was inevitable. Vikki has already been doxed. Dean wasn't, but he never really tried to hide and to my knowledge, he hasn't screamed victim over it unlike Preston's retards that Frieza and myself have doxed. I think this is just the result of Preston once again not being as smart as he fucking thinks he is and now he's trying to get some extra funds to continue his pursuit of suing over hurt feelings under the guise of people calling his lolifag friend a pedo hurt his business.

I could be wrong, we'll see how it plays out.
 

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Imagine wanting to sue someone but not taking the time to consider how much this would cost out of your own pocketbook.
:story: Imagine being so fucking retarded you start a lawsuit without having the capital to support it. EVS, Vikki and DA literally outspent him without spending a dime.
Imagine being a pegged cuck and not crawling under a rock and dying of shame.
It's vexatious in and of itself, and this case will either be transferred to two more venues (I highly doubt this case is remaining in Texas, since neither Vikki nor Dean have any attachment to Texas, though @AnOminous can correct me if the fact the three defendants are in separate states would somehow bypass this for the plaintiff's financial benefit) or be dismissed outright by a 12(b)(6), assuming he doesn't dismiss it himself.
If he doesn't serve the defendants that will happen automatically. I think Texas's long-arm statute is broad enough it might apply, but from cases in Texas I've seen (including Meyer's case against Waid), courts in Texas aren't very fond of exercising jurisdiction over things that just happened on the Internet. They want some kind of physical or business presence, or at the very least, something specifically directed at Texas, which could be as little as a phone call to a Texas business, as Waid found out.

It can't just be nothing, though.

Also lol wut at this.

The statements constitute Cyber Slander and Libel.
No, they're defromation of character you ninny.

Yet another lolsuit.
 

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Yeah, we laughed at the "cyber libel" shit as well. The guy is an abject retard.
He should have quit while he was (getting fucked in the) behind. Now he's not just famous as a pegged cuck, but as someone accused of pedophile art, and he's advertised that, making him also an utter retard.

Also lmao at the lawyer withdrawing. I guess when Preston said he had fuck you money, what he meant was the lawyer told him "No money? Fuck you."

Also wtf. I just looked into these claims, which I was unaware of before I got tagged into this thread, and this Lamont dude literally constantly talks about loli, posts loli shit, and literally named a character in the comic "Lolita." This is Tommy Tooter levels of obvious pedo shit.
 
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Strix454

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Video:

How ComicsGate Operates - w/ Preston Poulter​


Preston fishes for sympathy among the left on youtube.


This was a half-hour video where Preston gave a one-sided and self-serving account of comicsgate and his lawsuit to a longtime comicsgate opponent. The host doesn't seem like a bad guy. Rather he seems foolish and naive. He didn't do much (if any) research before talking to Preston and generally doesn't question what he says.

- The host opens by saying that he wants to focus more on "victim stories" from comicsgate like Preston's story. He seems to have been presented a simplistic story where Preston was attacked out of nowhere with an unsupported Pedo accusation because he was fighting comicsgate.

- Preston's narrative is that Comicsgate was founded in 2016/2017 by political idealists. But that after Ethan arrived, it was hijacked by "free speech absolutists" who want to be able to say anything without consequences. Ethan took over the name "comicsgate" from unnamed parties and made it his own. He said that Ethan was a pragmatic drama farmer rather than being political.

- At around 11:10, Preston makes an extremely damaging statement as far as the trademark situation goes. He says "Ethan acted like he was conducting it (comicsgate) as his business." "He was comicsgate and comicsgate was him." He seems stupidly unaware that FROG's claim to the trademark is around some of those very points he just agreed with.

- He claims that comicsgate has said that people have to engage in cancel culture to fight cancel culture.

- Preston's new story is that he trademarked comicsgate to force people to define what it was better and to force people to take individual responsibility for the things collectively done under a hashtag like comicsgate. That comicsgate is a sort of mask that people were hiding behind to do bad things and that Preston owning the trademark would eliminate that.

- Preston once again acts as if he is in undisputed ownership of the comicsgate trademark and that FROG's claim (along with that of Cridious) is not working its way through the system. Its the same sort of questionable representation of the trademark issue that is in his legal complaint.

- Preston is asked about warcampaign. He carefully avoids the question and any criticism (or even mention) of warcampaign.

- Preston claimed he had to act because of the failure of the justice system to deal with comicsgate.

- The host says he is a former EVS fan but has seen him as devolving since 2011.

- Preston went to some gaming show in North Texas recently and he talked to vendor next to him. The vendor talked about how gaming people and RPG people are more mature than comic book people (yeah....right). He discussed comicsgate with the vendor who said comicsgate was toxic and mean. Preston says comicsgate is a "weird cult".

- They claim that people in comicsgate are not allowed to read certain comics like spider-man. That they will be kicked out of comicsgate for reading the wrong comics.

- The host claims that Ethan tried to silence him at some point in the past.

- The video ends with Preston shilling his books. The gofundme is also mentioned in the video.

Lamont and his art is never shown or otherwise addressed in the video. From the video's point of view, the entire case is about Preston being called a Pedo with no basis to the accusation at all. The only art shown in the program is photos of the covers of White Lily and Prerston's other book.
 

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Video:

How ComicsGate Operates - w/ Preston Poulter​


Preston fishes for sympathy among the left on youtube.


This was a half-hour video where Preston gave a one-sided and self-serving account of comicsgate and his lawsuit to a longtime comicsgate opponent. The host doesn't seem like a bad guy. Rather he seems foolish and naive. He didn't do much (if any) research before talking to Preston and generally doesn't question what he says.

- The host opens by saying that he wants to focus more on "victim stories" from comicsgate like Preston's story. He seems to have been presented a simplistic story where Preston was attacked out of nowhere with an unsupported Pedo accusation because he was fighting comicsgate.

- Preston's narrative is that Comicsgate was founded in 2016/2017 by political idealists. But that after Ethan arrived, it was hijacked by "free speech absolutists" who want to be able to say anything without consequences. Ethan took over the name "comicsgate" from unnamed parties and made it his own. He said that Ethan was a pragmatic drama farmer rather than being political.

- At around 11:10, Preston makes an extremely damaging statement as far as the trademark situation goes. He says "Ethan acted like he was conducting it (comicsgate) as his business." "He was comicsgate and comicsgate was him." He seems stupidly unaware that FROG's claim to the trademark is around some of those very points he just agreed with.

- He claims that comicsgate has said that people have to engage in cancel culture to fight cancel culture.

- Preston's new story is that he trademarked comicsgate to force people to define what it was better and to force people to take individual responsibility for the things collectively done under a hashtag like comicsgate. That comicsgate is a sort of mask that people were hiding behind to do bad things and that Preston owning the trademark would eliminate that.

- Preston once again acts as if he is in undisputed ownership of the comicsgate trademark and that FROG's claim (along with that of Cridious) is not working its way through the system. Its the same sort of questionable representation of the trademark issue that is in his legal complaint.

- Preston is asked about warcampaign. He carefully avoids the question and any criticism (or even mention) of warcampaign.

- Preston claimed he had to act because of the failure of the justice system to deal with comicsgate.

- The host says he is a former EVS fan but has seen him as devolving since 2011.

- Preston went to some gaming show in North Texas recently and he talked to vendor next to him. The vendor talked about how gaming people and RPG people are more mature than comic book people (yeah....right). He discussed comicsgate with the vendor who said comicsgate was toxic and mean. Preston says comicsgate is a "weird cult".

- They claim that people in comicsgate are not allowed to read certain comics like spider-man. That they will be kicked out of comicsgate for reading the wrong comics.

- The host claims that Ethan tried to silence him at some point in the past.

- The video ends with Preston shilling his books. The gofundme is also mentioned in the video.

Lamont and his art is never shown or otherwise addressed in the video. From the video's point of view, the entire case is about Preston being called a Pedo with no basis to the accusation at all. The only art shown in the program is photos of the covers of White Lily and Prerston's other book.
Pulling the wool over people's eyes, @PocketJacks?
For shame.
 

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The video linked on Preston's GoFundMe is now online. It's currently unlisted with 16 views. He claims to have found a legal team that he is very happy with. It is unclear if he is referring to the lawyers he recently parted ways or a new set of lawyers. He also implies that the $1,000 GoFundMe will help him in his Comicsgate trademark dispute in addition to the defamation lawsuit.



How ComicsGate Operates - w/ Preston Poulter archive
 

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The video linked on Preston's GoFundMe is now online. It's currently unlisted with 16 views. He claims to have found a legal team that he is very happy with. It is unclear if he is referring to the lawyers he recently parted ways or a new set of lawyers.
I guess we will find out if a new filing is made.
 

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- At around 11:10, Preston makes an extremely damaging statement as far as the trademark situation goes. He says "Ethan acted like he was conducting it (comicsgate) as his business." "He was comicsgate and comicsgate was him." He seems stupidly unaware that FROG's claim to the trademark is around some of those very points he just agreed with.
Not that his legal conclusions matter to the court, but that's literally the definition of "used in commerce," and that the term "Comicsgate" immediately suggests Ethan van Sciver to a person in the target group for buying "Comicsgate" products. It isn't really exclusively connected to him and he hasn't really controlled it to any great degree, though.

That said, if any one person can claim to "own" the term, it's EVS.
Lamont and his art is never shown or otherwise addressed in the video. From the video's point of view, the entire case is about Preston being called a Pedo with no basis to the accusation at all.
If he'd looked at it, he'd realize it was a bad idea to air child pornography on his YouTube channel. It might be legal in the United States but it's probably illegal somewhere YouTube is available and probably violates their ToS.
 
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If he'd looked at it, he'd realize it was a bad idea to air child pornography on his YouTube channel. It might be legal in the United States but it's probably illegal somewhere YouTube is available and probably violates their ToS.
Oh he's most certainly aware of Lamont's art and tastes. There's discord screenshots of Preston doing the coomer man over some of the shit Lamont posted - which isn't just his own 3d art of young looking girls, but shit on his deviant art that was loli porn. Lamont has since nuked his Deviant Art, but archives are forever.
 

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Oh he's most certainly aware of Lamont's art and tastes. There's discord screenshots of Preston doing the coomer man over some of the shit Lamont posted - which isn't just his own 3d art of young looking girls, but shit on his deviant art that was loli porn. Lamont has since nuked his Deviant Art, but archives are forever.
All I've seen is what's been posted in the CG thread here, but it looks like it's literally the blatant pedo "she's really a thousand year old demon honest" stereotype. I can't believe anyone would be enough of an idiot to sue over shit like this, but then I remember Romeo Lacoste's lolsuit where his own lawyer literally admitted he was a pedophile while simultaneously suing for defamation over being called what he admitted he was.
 

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All I've seen is what's been posted in the CG thread here, but it looks like it's literally the blatant pedo "she's really a thousand year old demon honest" stereotype. I can't believe anyone would be enough of an idiot to sue over shit like this, but then I remember Romeo Lacoste's lolsuit where his own lawyer literally admitted he was a pedophile while simultaneously suing for defamation over being called what he admitted he was.

Preston and Lamont have left a whole trail of damaging things behind in their wake. For example, this text was appended to a March 5, 2021 Preston Video about the situation.

"Sunday proved the day of the big reveal, as Vikki and DA Stalks came together to forward the theory that John Lamont, a prospective comic book creator and regular on my Wednesday Writers Circle, was, in fact, a pedophile. The only evidence they offered for this conclusion was that he has a penchant for women with small breasts and some of this poorly created computer artwork seems geared towards the too young spectrum of the teenage obsession many porn patrons engage in."

In the video Preston also explained that Lamont's work cannot be pedo because it was on Deviant Art. He claimed that since the ToS on Deviant Art disallows pedo, nothing appearing on the site can be pedo. He also claimed that "loli" is undefinable and therefore Lamont's art cannot be Loli. Preston also claimed to not be any sort of expert or to know what was acceptable "loli" and unacceptable "loli" in terms of his own discord. Then, weeks before it became widely known that "Slick Jimmy" was in jail, he announced on the video that he loved Slick Jimmy's comic "Little GIrl Lethal".

He also made the rather remarkable statement "when playing the pedo game its always were going to talk like your into 5 year olds when really --- are talking about lusting after someone in the...15 16 underage but still way different than 5""

He just goes on and on in that video digging the grave. The March 5, 2021 video itself contains so many damaging statements that it alone somewhat dooms everything Preston is trying to do legally.

 
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He just goes on and on in that video digging the grave. The March 5, 2021 video itself contains so many damaging statements that it alone somewhat dooms everything Preston is trying to do legally.
His reasoning is just hard to understand, but I suppose it's tough to understand the reasoning of someone who doesn't understand that if you don't want porn of yourself being pegged being available to everyone on the goddamn planet, you shouldn't upload it to a porn site on the Internet. I mean that's serious levels of stupid.
 
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