So it looks like I’m going to be sued by a white supremacist who doesn’t like it that I’ve called him a white supremacist several times over the last few years. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail right now because I need to hire an attorney (one in Texas, unfortunately) and get some advice on how exactly what I can and can’t say publicly, but in order to do that I need to raise some funds. Here’s what I do know: I’m not going to back down from this. I’m not going to let this racist jerk intimidate me into silence. But I need your help on this one, if you can give it.
I’ve looked at various ways of setting up a fund and I can’t go through the long and difficult process of setting up an actual non-profit. I thought about going with a site like GoFundMe, but they take as much as 10% out of any contributions you might give and I don’t see any point in that. So I’m just going to do this through my regular Paypal account. I will keep my readers updated as much as I can within the limits of my attorney’s advice and I promise you that if there is any money left over at the end, I will either refund it back to you or donate it to an appropriate charity, perhaps someone else’s legal defense fund who needs it, whichever you prefer.
I have no idea how much this is going to cost. It could be a few hundred dollars, it could be thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars depending on how aggressive my antagonist wants to be. I will likely be filing an anti-SLAPP claim, which will increase the upfront cost on my end but might lead to recovery of costs later on. I think that’s important to deter similar threats in the future from thugs seeking to silence their critics. So if you could pitch in on this, I would really appreciate it. We can’t let these bastards intimidate us or they win.
Here’s how you can donate: