Confronted with a federal lawsuit filed by Grand Theft Auto publisher Take Two Interactive (see yesterday’s GamePolitics scoop), controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson told financial website TheStreet.com yesterday:
This shows the extent to which I have become a problem for (Take Two). Or maybe they are trying to show that I won’t be a hindrance in the sales of their upcoming products.
The upcoming products, of course, are Grand Theft Auto IV and Manhunt 2, both scheduled for release later this year. Thompson said more about the Take Two lawsuit in a writ he filed yesterday with the Florida Supreme Court in relation to his numerous ongoing disciplinary issues with the Florida Bar:
(Take Two’s law firm) Blank Rome… has, by this remarkable lawsuit, laid bare precisely what it is about – the silencing and destruction of Take-Two’s most abiding and most successful critic.
UPDATE: Thompson e-mailed GamePolitics and other media late Saturday afternoon with a promise to “strike back” in the coming days:
I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid… that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two…
The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back.