YouTube Sued for Defamatory VideoBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 17, 2010
A Toronto cop sued Google for $1.2 million damage because he was ridiculed after videos of his actions during the G-20 summit here in June were posted on YouTube. The cop is also seeking the identity of the user who posted them and 24 others who made derogatory comments against him. Constable Adam Josephs was filmed by someone during the protests at G7 summit in Toronto when he was threatening a young woman with arrest if she blew bubbles in his face. One of the comments says : “I love the fact that this Nazi’s name is known. I am hoping some unstable Dilaudid addict takes this (expletive) down.”
According to Postmedia News, the cop’s lawyer said, “From our client’s perspective, he was performing his duty as a police officer in what was an extremely volatile time at the summit.” He continued that his client’s action may not be appropriate at the summit, but the “reaction had this massive backlash that we say is disproportionate and incommensurate to what happened, and started getting to the point where it included threats.” The video was taken off since then.
Early of this year Canadian model Liskula Cohen, based in New York, forced Google to disclose the identity of a blogger who posted her pictures and called her a whore. The model eventually sued the blogger for $3 million.
Tags: G7 Summit, Google, Lawsuit, Toronto, Youtube