As PZ reported, Dr. Richard Carrier settled his remaining lawsuits against PZ Myers and Amy Frank. Apparently, all it took was the threat of a countersuit to bring this to an end. Carrier will not be paying the defendants’ legal bills, but you can still donate to their fundraising page. Stephanie Zvan’s post reporting the original allegations will remain online.
The defendants were fortunate enough to have enough supporters to help with their legal bills. Others aren’t so lucky when faced with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. The legal costs alone are enough to force publications to settle or avoid covering a story. As John Oliver explained:
For now, I’ll celebrate this victory, and I look forward to forgetting about Richard Carrier again. I’ll also try not to get too upset thinking about how the money spent on this case could have been put to better use.
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