The obnoxious creationist is not being sued for being a world-class ignoramus, however — that’s perfectly legal. She’s being sued for interfering with the education of children.
She’s been on a bender of offense because her local library provides open internet access to the public, and apparently she once saw someone viewing porn on a library computer. Most normal people would point this out to a librarian, who would politely ask the person to move on, but no, not Megan Fox! She is outraged! So she’s been harrassing the library staff.
She’s upset that the library provides unfiltered access to the internet (sounds like a good library to me). The legal documents (pdf) list a great many of Fox’s offenses against truth: she has posted photos of the librarian’s home (creepy!), has falsely accused her of drunkenness at work and of making anti-gay slurs, and has disrupted library board meetings. But the real nuisance is how she’s been abusing the law to torment librarians.
She and Kevin DuJan — who promotes conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s birthplace, drug use, and sexual history — have filed hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests on library policies and employees.
They have also filed at least 34 complaints with the Illinois attorney general alleging transparency law violations by library staffers.
Fox and DuJan have written numerous blog and social media posts and posted videos of themselves hounding library employees for information.
All of this has cost the suburban Chicago library more than $125,000 in legal fees and keeps two library employees busy for about 35 hours a week, according to spokeswoman Bridget Bittman – a primary target for criticism by the conservative pair.
You can buy a lot of books for $125,000.
If you really, really want to hear Megan Fox’s side of the story, here you go. Warning: she’s extraordinarily irritating. First she’s mad because they won’t let her use the computers in the children’s section — they’re reserved for the kids — and then she’s pissed off because she had to fill out a form to get a library card for that branch and she had to leave her soda outside, and then she’s really angry because someone was viewing breasts on the adult computers, and then she is furious because the librarian in that section was helpful and made it easy for her to get online. Why? Because he might also make it easy for pedophiles to use the computers. She’s demanding and impossible to satisfy.
I know it’s not proper legal criteria, but she is so annoying I hope she gets slammed hard in court.