BREAKING: Chuck C. Johnson’s Lawsuit Against Gawker Is Thrown Out of Court in Missouri
In the bizarre saga of cyberstalker Chuck C. “Rage Furby” Johnson and his frivolous lawsuit against Gawker Media, today Chuck got some news that he’s probably a bit upset about: the federal judge tossed out his case in Missouri for lack of jurisdiction.
This was a very predictable outcome, because the whole concept of filing in Missouri was ridiculous from the start since neither Johnson nor Gawker Media are based there. Chuck’s complaint brought up absurd issues like the fact that Gawker sometimes posted articles criticizing the St. Louis Cardinals to try to justify filing in Missouri, but it’s been clear from the beginning that the real reason he filed in Missouri was because his low-rent lawyer John Burns is licensed to practice law there.
Chuck was obviously hoping Gawker would give him some money to make him go away, but nope.
The judge also denied Johnson’s motions to allow him to file an amended complaint and conduct discovery on Gawker’s files. This lawsuit is well and truly dead.
Now the Rage Furby has a lawsuit still going in California — where anti-SLAPP laws are extremely tough and he’s very likely to end up on the hook for all of Gawker’s legal fees. So he has that to look forward to.
Here’s Judge Charles Shaw’s ruling, courtesy of @AdamSteinbaugh; the matter of Chuck C. Johnson’s now-famous alleged floor-pooping incident is discussed, as is his rumored sexual intercourse with a sheep.
There’s no mention of the dismissal at Johnson’s Facebook page, but, pathetically, he did post this:
The Rage Furby isn’t worried, though. This is all part of his secret master plan.