There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, 1964
On November 9, 2015, I filed a defamation/defamation per se lawsuit against Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann— purported Christian truth-telling media personalities in the Alternative media, who frequent radio shows like Alex Jones Infowars, George Noory’s Coast to Coast, and Rick Wiles TruNews, and two digital media companies, BlogTalkRadio, Inc. and Cinchcast, Inc.
The complaint was filed in New York Supreme Court.
From the summary:
The Plaintiff, Marinka Peschmann, brings this action to seek redress, damages, and equitable relief for the unlawful conduct by the Defendants. Facts common to all causes of action stem from the following conduct. On February 10, 2015 certain Defendants, who are individuals, and corporations, committed acts which violated primary rights of Plaintiff by publishing, broadcasting, transmitting, and continuing to transmit on their global network, and to their affiliates, licensees and assignees in the digital media on BlogTalkRadio’s The Hagmann and Hagmann Report radio program, oral defamatory per se, threatening, and violence inciting utterances injuring the Plaintiff. All acts being committed in New York and in the State of New York.
Furthermore, certain Defendants, the individuals who are media personalities, and purported Christian truth tellers in the alternative media, published defamatory material in written form embodied in a writing called Setting the Record Straight: Joint Response Addressing the Character Assassinations Underway, and directed their worldwide audience on BlogTalkRadio.com to go to read. Individually and severally these utterances and publications have damaged and injured the Plaintiff alleged herein and after for the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A request. While lawsuits are accessible to the public, I’m publishing it here as well for safety reasons because Hagmann has continued to defame me. Moreover, he has appeared to have made more menacing and threatening statements on The Hagmann and Hagmann Report against another individual who apparently mailed something dangerous to his house.
I don’t know who or what he’s talking about, but I do know that if someone mailed me something potentially dangerous, like a powder that could be anthrax or something as lethal, I would not be on the radio, but with the authorities.
You can listen to Hagmann’s latest menacing statements (that I am aware of) at BlogTalkRadio. Approximate timestamp: (56:13) and (1:13:56).
In part Mr. Hagmann said this:
MR. HAGMANN: “You are going to be dealt with. God help you. God help you because no one else will. All right. Just to be clear, to that person who might be listening. You know. Trust me, we will find you. You better, you better damn well hope that the authorities find you before we do. All right…so anyway, let’s get back to the topic at hand.”
In the event Hagmann or Quayle continue to engage in this kind of conduct directed at me, or anyone else, if listeners would please let me know so I may notify the Court, I would be most appreciative and grateful. Thank you.
No journalist should be defamed or have violence incited against them for correcting false allegations against a government agency (in this case, the National Security Agency (NSA)), or otherwise. There are enough real, serious problems in the world. There is no need to make anything up.
This lawsuit is a mandatory e-file case, so you may follow the case at the New York’s Supreme Court’s website if you wish located here.
Index No.: 161509/2015
I hope this lawsuit helps to prevent this from happening to anyone else, be it a public figure, or a private person, in the traditional or digital media.
December 9, 2015 Update: I’m in Federal Court now. I also amended the complaint. Attorney’s for Quayle/Hagmann and co.–Bruce S. Rosen, Esq, of McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C., with BTR’s and Cinchcast’s consent represented by Jane Weisbecker Arnone, Esq. — removed the action to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York–in a late Friday afternoon move.
You will need a pacer account to follow the latest developments from both sides.