Three lawyers support Trump Lin Wood’s former law partners sued him in federal court on Thursday, claiming they received a physical threat after he smeared them as “deep state” blackmailers on Telegram account is stronger than his 800,000 followers.
“The lawsuit is textbook frivolous litigation,” Wood told Law & Crime in a statement. “My fact-based opinion is that speech is protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
Those old mates, Nicole Wade, Jonathan Grunbergand Taylor Wilsonhas been embroiled in litigation against Wood in state court for more than two years contract disputes. In the previous lawsuit, they allege that his “abusive” and “erratic” behavior led them to negotiate his departure from the company L. Lin Wood, his PC, in early 2020 (Wood). now disputes that former colleagues were his law partners, but he has previously referred to them as partners in voice messages, archived versions of the company’s website and court documents .)
“Torrent of Threats”
In the state action, the former partners asked a Georgia judge to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement signed in March 2020, which they allege Wood deceived them into entering into and then from. refuses to pay what he owes.
As that litigation progressed in court, Wood attacked the trio on Telegram as they “tried to resolve the dispute privately,” describing those efforts as blackmail and attempted blackmail. , according to a lawsuit it filed in the Northern District of Georgia on Thursday.
“Additionally, Defendant Wood has made numerous fanciful and clearly false and defamatory statements about the Plaintiffs, including, for example, that they are communists in ‘deep country’. paid by the nefarious to sue him,” p. 56 complaint Statuses.
Since battling him in court, his former partners say they face “a series of threats” from Wood. The lawsuit cites Wood as telling them that they “now had to [themselves] and [their] family with the fact that you all committed federal crimes. ” Wood told them they “will be financially ruined, if necessary, in civil and criminal litigation[s]”And is in a state of serious criminal and civil exposure,” according to the complaint.
The complaint embeds a text message with one of the threats of criminal action.
When Wilson asked him to stop communicating, Wood is said to have replied: “Fuck. You are going to prison. ”
“God almighty told me”
Announcing that he “will hold a meeting next week with the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia,” Wood allegedly blew fire and brimstone into a message claiming “God Almighty has spoken.” with me [Wood] take you back where you belong[,] [b]according to the petition.
In December 2020, former partners claimed to have recorded Wood claiming that he “really can Christ returns for the second time in the form of an imperfect, Christ-conscious man. ”
“Does that give you a chill down your spine? Who could be more eloquent to say what God’s will is, God’s faith in me,” Wood is quoted as saying at the time.
On January 26, 2021, Law & Crime exclusive publishing Other recordings of Wood and his former colleagues in the first episode of the podcast, “Audience: with Adam Klasfeld. ”
Wood’s lectures are quoted at length in the new lawsuit, which states that he “will make sure you never practice law again if you don’t admit your guilt, all the same.” out before 10:30 am”.
Wood is quoted as saying: “Save your child. “Save your wife. Save your life.”
Last August, Wade .’s attorney Andrew Beal told a judge that Wood’s social media protests against her client led to “threatened gang rape.”
Similar threats can be seen in the lawsuit, including an image of one user calling Wade a “slut” on Wood’s Telegram page and another user calling for “seconds of negligence” after someone which reads “she is mine”.
“In connection with posting ‘transcripts’ of his own notes which he misinterpreted as ‘deposits’, Defendant Wood also posted pictures of Plaintiff Wade and delighted at the words. threats he was inciting against Plaintiff, including ‘doxxing’ Wade, who expected consequences,” the lawsuit reads.
According to the lawsuit, Wood also posted photos of Wilson and Grunberg, who the lawsuit claims has “little children.”
In the state lawsuit, Wood’s former partners say he dropped the F-bomb about 15 times and mocked Grunberg as a “Chilean Jew.” One of Wood’s followers cited that rhetoric in the federal complaint, in which a homophobic and homophobic message ended: “Go out and eat a bullet for the asshole life without a backbone.”
Another message from one user “Fucking Eagles” read: “Arrange firing squad.”
In another set of embedded messages, a user named “Erik” wrote: “I would love to see these traitors die”, while another told all three that “some of them I love the 2nd Amendment”, referring to the right to bear arms.
Former partners claim more than $75,000, plus damages.
Update — March 17 at 4:09 p.m. Eastern Time: This story has been updated to include Wood’s comment.
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