A brief moment of seriousness about the “Evil Expo lawsuit” that you might have heard something about.
Since people are STILL copy/pasting from the original press release, I thought I’d write my own.
This is it – since fairly few people know what’s going on, let me update you:
Technically, the lawsuit is still happening.. For reasons about which I will let you speculate, as I should not comment, Turtle Hill appears, to me, to be very anxious to try to keep the pressure of a lawsuit on me, my family, and (obviously) all of you, since it affects everyone who’s reading this.
This is despite the fact that:
1. The Court has found that Evil Expo was not a kink event. This is why the court refused to grant injunctive relief to Turtle Hill Events, and
2. During depositions, Cat admitted that directly that I was NOT the cause of GKE being cancelled. She admitted that it was cancelled because SHE failed to sign the contract on time and because the hotel GM said she was “unprofessional”.
(THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME SOME OF YOU FOUND OUT THAT CAT ADMITTED, IN COURT, THAT IT WAS SHE AND NOT I WHO CANCELLED GKE. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD I WAS RESPONSIBLE, OR I WAS A REASON IT HAPPENED WITHOUT REFUNDS; THIS IS NOT TRUE.)
Their lawsuit itself has been defeated on every significant point.. No, Evil Expo is certainly not any kind of kink event.. No, I’m certainly not prohibited from running Evil Expo or other events.. Despite their press release, I am most certainly allowed to write and publish books.. In terms of my “creeping back” into the world, or communities of creators, I’m allowed to be in the world, I’m allowed to create, and I’m allowed to make books, videos, shows, and any other creative endeavor.
I’m not a lawyer, but as someone who speaks to the public, I WILL speculate that this lawsuit is being kept alive largely to attempt to preserve the original myths of the original PR piece – the suggested assertion that I’m somehow not allowed to do anything because of some perceived but unstated woes.. This is not true, and the lawsuit does not, to me, model any views of reality.
Again, the persistent desire to make it harder for us to have events is bad for the entire event community and bad for everyone. But you’re all responding and buying tickets, and for that I thank you.