The following joint statement has been authorized:
Convicted felon Brett Kimberlin has filed a Maryland lawsuit naming bloggers Aaron Walker, W. J. J. Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain, National Bloggers Club President Ali A. Akbar and the anonymous blogger “Kimberlin Unmasked” as defendants.
The defendants believe that the suit is without merit and is part of Kimberlin’s continued effort to use lawfare to silence journalists and bloggers who have written about Kimberlin’s criminal past. The defendants will not be made available for comment until they have finished initial consultations their respective legal counsel.
Kimberlin has had a history of filing many lawsuits. However, until the defendants are able to discuss it, there is little else to say, other than to get over there, and hit the tip jar. If we allow a convicted felon to silence people that point out the fact that he’s a convicted felon, any of us can be silenced. This is a fight for anyone that agrees with free speech.
I’ll have more on this as it comes, but being a legal matter, the pickings might be slim for a while.