Exclusive! Stefan Molyneux sued for misrepresentation, defamation

Something quite awkward has happened to Stefan Molyneux.

The Freedomain Radio “community” leader, who is emphatically anti-state, anti-intellectual property, and anti-copyright law, has been sued by Tru Shibes forinvoking copyright law and using the power of the state to protect his intellectual property.

In an apparent fundamental contradiction to his stated beliefs, Molyneux—who frequently condemns the power of the state as “the gun in the room”—used that very power to silence Tru Shibes, a popular critic of Molyneux’s opinions.

It gets worse.

Molyneux’s actions may have been more than hypocritical; they may—as the suit alleges—have also been fraudulent.

The suit filed today in federal district court for the Central District of California, seeks “a declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, and damages for misrepresentation under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as codified at 17 U.S.C. section 512.” The complaint includes Stefan Molyneux, Freedomain Radio forum manager Michael DeMarco, and other possible defendants. You can read the complaint in full here.

The complaint continues, “Plaintiff also seeks damages for defamation arising out of Defendants’ published false statements about Plaintiff that she was ‘doxing’—engaging in harassment of and stalking—Defendants’ listeners and callers.”