Jack Thompson Fires Back at EA, Says He Has a Client with a T2 Claim

…so by now you’ve read Electronic Arts stinging dismissal of controversial attorney Jack Thompson’s offer to help it acquire Take Two Interactive. We’ve just received from Thompson this copy of his response to EA:

I have in the last few days been contacted by a company with whom Take-Two does business.  This company is now my client. 

My client informs me that Take-Two has breached a substantial contract with it.  It appears based upon what my client tells me that this is how Take-Two does business within the industry.  This does not surprise me, as I have seen this same company up-close for a number of years.  But it is surely gratifying to get corroboration of my observations, out of the blue, from a corporate entity which has been stiffed  by Take-Two and which must take legal action, it seems, to get recompense.  How sweet.

If you all at EA want to pursue a purchase of Take-Two without fully knowing what is “out there” in the form of liabilities, posed by my client and others, of your take-over target, you got [sic] right ahead.  I’m sure EA’s shareholders will be impressed with your lack of “due diligence” exhibited first by your “don’t help us, Mr. Thompson” and now your anticipated “we don’t want to know about contractual liabilities of Take-Two” posture.  Maybe the new corporate logo of EA should incorporate an ostrich…
Your corporate approach to due diligence exhibits the type of circle-the-wagons acumen that is leading the video game industry to the federal regulation that ESA’s own leaked poll indicates 65% of Americans want.

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    Jack has done it again. It’s difficult to comprehend such a level of stupidity! Forgive me, but I am a bit out of the loop when it comes to the "Poll" he mentions. :-/ Is it real? Is it yet another "fact" Jack’s made up? Either way Video Games are art, and no one has any business censoring art.

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    Shadow Darkman, Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson, ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Doesn’t smallpox have a cure today? If so, find the analogical counterpart and deliver it to JT. Maybe it will end this once and for all.

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    Are'el ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I can understand EA’s position on not wanting Jack’s help on this. It’s not just that they still remember his inane attacks on their games in the past. It’s that, having Jack Thompson’s “support” is pretty much the same as being injected with Small Pox.

    EA basically has to convince the stockholders to sell their shares to them, against Take Two’s will. A lot of Take Two’s shareholders are probably also gamers. Gamers hate Jack Thompson. Thus, Jack Thompson’s endorsement for the takeover is the last thing EA wants right now.

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:


    I’ll give some benefit of doubt. Jack’s been known to fish out a client or two.

    He’s convinced more than one family of a shooting victim to retain him. He convinced a former Tew Cardenas (law firm that filed Bar complaint against him) employee to retain him in a harassment claim against the firm. He claims to have been retained by the family of a murder victim in an action against the Florida Bar involving their handling of a case of alleged attorney (Hilliard Moldof) misconduct during the murder trial. Anyone remember the missing, video game-playing “child” and the distraught family that retained Jack to assist in the search? He’s apparently not without some ability to sign on clients.

    However, he usually claims to have been first contacted by his client, not the other way around. I’m not so sure that’s true. And, if it’s not true, then perhaps Jack occasionally wanders into the lawyer’s ethical minefield of directly contacting potential clients to solicit them as clients. Isn’t it alleged somewhere that he once solicited represented parties in violation of the Florida Bar Rules?

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    Melchiah_the_Golden says:

    Perhaps Harvey the Rabbit is his client. Wouldn’t surprise me, to be totally honest. Harvey’s been up to a lot since Mr. Dowd kicked him to the curb.

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    MonkeyFace ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    You know…if he was smart he’d have been buying T2 stocks, then when he started making such a big deal about everything causing controversy and therfore the sales to go up he’d actually make money.

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    Dog Welder ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @getwellgamers — “So wait, he “showed” his cause on the 21st of Feb?

    Dennis, why didn’t we hear about any of this?! Thompson’s filings are like a magazine subscription, “Crazy Lawyer Weekly” or something. It’s one of my favorite subscriptions! D: “

    His Show Cause response was posted up, sort of, by Dennis. But his response was sort of a, “HOW DARE YOU DENY ME MY RIGHT TO SUBMIT TO THIS COURT! I’LL SUE YOU!” response.

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    PaulG ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I feel sorry for Jack’s wife. I mean, i could be wrong, maybe shes like him, but she seems to stay out of the spotlight, so i imagine shes not.

    But imagine living with him. This guy is bat sh*t loco, i do honestly believe he’s delusional.

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    I’ve been saying for years that Jack’s a textbook example of narcisistic personality disorder. His behaviors so clearly satisfy the DSM-IV criteria for NPD (listed by Ryno above) that it’s kinda creepy.

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    jab49 says:

    No i know alot of crazies, He’s just a narcisist, he might have a chemical imbalance but it seems to be more a paranoid schizophrenic thing. It’s like he’s functional (kinda) but literally hallucinating. Mood swings don’t cause you to do really wierdly childish stuff, more like punch someone in the face or burst into tears.

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    gs2005 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I can’t believe that Johnny Bruce Thompson keeps outdoing himself!

    The guy has and endless supply of self-inflicted legal jokes to dispatch upon the gaming public…I am personally amazed.

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    Ryno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Sorry don’t know how to link properly here, but that’s a link to a description of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    TL/DR, here are the American criteria for NPD. See if any sound familiar:

    1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
    2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    3. believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
    4. requires excessive admiration
    5. has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
    6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
    7. lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
    8. is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
    9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

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    Berg ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I call bullshit. Jack usually can’t wait to name drop groups he’s associated with, clients he represents, and tv programs he’s appeared on.
    The “mystery client” approach is a new one, and I think Jack is bluffing.

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    Gabriel Celesta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @F**ked Up

    And that “picture book for adults”.

    Opposing Lawyer: “And were you ‘temporarily insane’ when you constructed and submitted to the judge a document which you considered a ‘picture book for adults’?”

    Jack Thompson: “No. I had to use pictures because those people are unable to understand what I tell them!”

    Opposing Lawyer: “Because your words are severely confusing and incomprehensible?”

    JT: “NO!!! Everything I say is the TRUTH!!! They can’t understand because their FRONTAL LOBES ARE FRIED!!! Anybody who thinks I’m wrong is obviously SOME KIND OF NUT!!! I’M RIGHT, THEY’RE WRONG!!!!”

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    F**ked Up says:


    Actually I am hoping he doesnt have a Mental Illness that way he does not have an excuse if anything drastic were to happen, or well lets just say happen.

    Since he has already been cleared a psych exam, he cannot use the Mental Illness or Temporary Insanity defense. I can see it now…

    Jack Thompson: “In my defense I would like to plead Temporary Insanity”

    Opposing Lawye”

    r: “So Jack, where you Temporarily Insane when you brought charges to Janet Reno for battery?”

    Jack Thompson: “No”

    Opposing Lawyer: “How about when you were recording Neil Rogers broadcast for 8 months and documented you name 40,000 times?”

    Jack Thompson: “No, I was mak…”

    Opposing Lawyer: “Thank you Jack, So were you Temporarily Insane when you attempted to block album sales and mailed you drivers licenses with a picture of Batman pasted over your own picture to remind people you were playing the role of Batman?”

    Jack Thompson: “No, I am Batman”

    Opposing Lawyer: “So, Batman, You took a psych exam by a doctor of your own choosing and you Passed, correct? “

    Jack Thompson: “Yes”

    Opposing Lawyer: “So you passed a psych exam, mailed people pictures of yourself telling people you Batman, spent 8 months recording a radio show just to listen for your own name, and Now your claiming Temporary Insanity?”

    Jack Thompson: “Video games, rap music, and Janet Reno made me do it”

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    EmeraldDragon says:

    Completely off topic:

    Actually the Ostrich comment makes a lot of sense. not because they stick their heads in the ground, but becouse the dominate pair in an area collect all the eggs of the other hens to hatch and raise as their own.

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    Diegesis says:

    Does anyone else think that J-Tizzle’s original plan was to help EA aquire T2 in order to circumvent the gag order placed on him regarding lawsuits against T2? the agreement specifically states tha the can raise issue personally against T2 and its subsidiaries. In his own world he probably believed that a take over by EA would open a loophole that would allow him to resume his frivolous and, quite frankly, disgusting suits against any Rockstar game because they would then be a division of EA. Good thing 99.9% of the games industry is a lot smarter than JT

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    Aliasalpha says:

    @F**ked Up

    Dude, the reason the psych people haven’t found the mental issue is that its a brand new one, he’s like the alpha test for it before its release to the market. It will be called either Jack Thompson Syndrome or Jack Thompson Complex, I can’t decide which sounds better.
    Symptomology: ranting, paranoia, delusions of competance and a desperate desire for attention.
    Suggested Treatment: Quick slap upside the head

    I’m getting a mental image of jack running down the street wearing a tinfoil hat and a half done up straight jacket, being pursued by mental health nurses and screaming “AHAHAHAHA ALL YOUR GAMES ARE BELONG TO US!”

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    Black Manta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    While I commend EA for acknowledging Jack and giving him a public rebuke, this pretty much illustrates the double-edged sword that is dealing with Jack Thompson and the conundrum of whether it is best to ignore him or deal with him directly.

    By publicly addressing and rebuking him, as has been posited by many, it serves to give him the attention he seeks and, as with feeding a stray dog, he comes back for more. From this standpoint, I can see then why many companies would prefer to ignore him and hope he would go away. Unfortunately, while we all know how much of a failure he is as a lawyer, we are also familiar with his tenacity. Either way he will keep badgering until he gets what he wants and nothing short of a legal smackdown by a judge or another authority will get him to back off. To use another dog analogy, it’s like having a Pit Bull clamped onto your arm until you whack his nose with a rolled-up newspaper.

    So really, dealing with Jack is a no-win scenario. If you ignore him, he baits you until you respond to him. And if you do respond he attempts his usual tactic which seems to be to pull you into the equivalent of a tar baby (apparently he’s familiar with Uncle Remus, as he referenced the briar patch which was from the same story), as he files lawsuits, insults and threats which, while they may have no merit and be utterly without meaning, only serve to slow you down to the point where you are so distracted be dealing with him that nothing else can get done. This is exactly what he’s been trying to do with regards to the Florida Bar, though fortunately the Bar has seen through his ruses.

    I think really this has been Jack’s tactic all along. I think he knows he’s a complete and utter failure at being a legitimate lawyer, but admitting that to us publicly would be a sign of weakness. However, he knows enough about the law and the legal process that any lawsuit filed, no matter how frivolous, needs to be followed-through on and that takes time and money which most companies would rather spend elsewhere. In so doing, he hopes to litigate them to the point where they can no longer do business.

    If Jack is a dog, though, then no doubt he’s a mad one and his foaming at the mouth has become apparent by now for all to see. And hopefully the Florida Bar will do their job and put this mad dog to sleep once and for all.

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    tone says:

    jack owns share of tt??… and he can sue them.. than he can try to sue them again.. and it all be legal in his favor?? wow!!! maybe he isnt so stupid, the only thing he fd up on is not buying more shares.. id like to see ea and tt team up some how and get the gamers money back by sueing him id buy only ea and tt games for 1 year if they did that!!!

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    F**ked Up says:

    The more I keep reading about Jack and reading his writing, the more I he has me believing that he has some form of Schizophrenia. Maybe not a extreme case or a severe one. Maybe more schizo-affect with some Paranoia in there. Well I could be wrong, he could be normal and nothing wrong, He just comes up with ridiculous ways to solve his problems where observers watching him act would just call stupid.

    But I m really surprised that the psychologist or psychiatrists has not found at least some form of personality disorder, because thats usually an miscellaneous category (it has often used to explain serial killers because there were no other explanations) and everyone can at least qualify for 3 of them. Which just makes me wonder how thorough the psych eval was, I already know i could qualify for 4 of them.

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    ghost coins ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Doesn’t witholding information on a possible business issue between two companies, and then releasing this information to one of the companies violate attorney-client privilage. That’d be like going to a star and saying:

    I know you want to buy that car, and I’ll help you do it.
    no thanks.
    well, just so you know, someone else is suing the owner of that car over something else entirely, ergo *nyah*.

    did the client request to have this information shared with EA? Maybe it was hoping EA would buy out T2 so it could get a fat settlement? What damage has he done now?

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    Anon says:

    @ JackDon’tKnowJack
    Oh now I get it, it all makes sense now, Jack Thompson is suing on behalf of the John Bruce Thompson Company!

    Well, that is what I am getting from his incoherent sentences….

    I still say it is BS, again I ask that even if some company had a legit claim, why on earth would this unnamed “Anonymous” company use him of all people? This is a person who fails it at being a competent lawyer, and one that sometime soon will probably no longer be legally competent to practice law.

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    chuck ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack quite probably does not even have his alleged client at all. At least one of the complaints in his disciplinary case involves him falsely claiming to represent a client that he in fact did not.

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    Tenshigami says:


    Well, this sucks. There’s no way for EA to reply to that. And for Jack, no reply is worse than a reply. I’d say it’s high time EA put Jack’s e-mail in a filter that automatic responds. “Your E-mail has been blacklisted, and your message was automatically deleted. Have a nice day.”

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    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    jab49, If you are offended then apologies, but I don’t mean it to be offensive. Whilst he is narcissistic, theres no doubting that, he seems to have quite a bipolar side to him at times! I know several bi-polar people, and they display the same swings of anger and calm…

    Regardless, we can all (including myself) play amateur psychiatrist all we like, but you would think by now the court would want to have someone else take a look at him, not just the psychiatrist Jack got to pick himself. The saddest thing is that he claims to be the “only certified sane attorney in Florida” because of it…

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    Delta says:

    Jack just wants to headline in the news. That’s it. Everything the man ever does has to be CC’ed to every major news outlet in the country and world. Jack’s face has to be on the front page of every paper. His cause must be heard by every parents on the planet. This man does what he does because he believes it to be right, and everyone has to know about it immediately.

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    Cidas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It would be very interesting to find out how much he is spending in total from each of those filings, how much money he has cost the court in total, and to get the actual amount from each specific case seperately…

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    jab49 says:

    @ Paul Kerton,

    I take offense to that, I have bipolar and I dont take medication for it (I use self control). The worst I let myself get out of control is profuse swearing on the internet, JT is out of his f***ing mind. If he has bipolar he also has the maturity of a child and a complete lack of introspection to boot. I’ve known alot of bipolar people (and a few schizophrenics) and I can say that JT is much more erratic then them. The man is mentally unstable. On an unrelated note I’m thinking of studying for 3 weeks and becoming a lawyer in Florida, it obviously can’t be very hard

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    Loudspeaker ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ JackDon’tKnowJack

    OOooo good point! Didn’t think of that angle. Jack’s ‘client’ is total make believe because he is legally bound to not take action against T2.

    Then again this is Jack we’re talking about…

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Thing is here, I think Thompson is attempting to start a dialogue, after all, it gets attention from the Press.

    Now EA have said there piece and made their feelings known (note he didn’t even attempt to address the Sims 2 lies, btw) it’s time to turn their back on the ‘funny man’ and get back to business.

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    Monte' ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Y’know what’s probably a reason for Jack wanting to help EA take over T2… Jack has been promising to destroy T2 for god knows how long and now here comes EA about to do the job before him. Frankly, he just wants to steal the credit and be able to say “i helped destroy T2″… trust me, if EA were to agree to letting him help, he would spam his exaggerated interpretation of T2’s take over… basically giving himself all the credit and saying EA could have never done it without him

    EA, if you really think you can take over take two, then the least you can do is deny Jack that pleasure

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Jack’s alleged “client” may be a product of the fact that while the T2-Thompson Agreement prohibits Jack from suing or threatenting suit against T2 on his own behalf, it specifically allows him to sue T2 on behalf of any client who may have their own claim against T2.

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    Shadow Darkman, Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson, ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    “I wonder where he goes for vacationing time? I just assumed he spent most of it on Planet Jack.”

    Hmm… You MAY have a point there. Let’s see if we can find this “Planet Jack” so we can understand him more and maybe help him see the light.

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    Overcast says:

    It seems to me, this is bad news for ol’ JT. If EA takes over and makes it’s games more ‘correct’ – he’ll loose a lot of possible lawsuits!

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    @GRIZZAM 512:

    I believe it may be a reference to a study conducted by a company named Hill & Knowlton. When the study’s results were released by H&K, a beef between them and the ESA ensued. There’s plenty ‘net coverage out there, if you’re interested. From what I’ve read, although there was some back-and-forth between H&K and the ESA before the study was actually conducted, the “ESA’s study leaked” claim is more Jackspin than anything else.

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    Saladin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack’s got about a month to sling all the crazy out of his system as possible.

    I wonder where he goes for vacationing time? I just assumed he spent most of it on Planet Jack.

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    Ebonheart ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    That “female client” might be that same girl that the kid with the iPod, went to see. I still think he had porn on it. How/why would you not relize that you iPod is missing and in the toilet. LOL

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    Anon says:

    @ Matriculated
    LOL, I hope his second comment is a troll, it is just filled with irony!

    “I would suspect that someone, however, who has the time to type “dull” several hundred times needs to get out more and enjoy life a bit. Hop in, the water’s fine.”
    Said the person who spends several hours online searching his name and posting, as well as spewing out several page court documents and press releases as soon as a gunshot is heard… And I take it Jack doesn’t know about the wonderful cut & paste feature.

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    Shadow Darkman, Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson, ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ Werrick

    “J.B. does too have a client!

    She’s Canadian, she lives in Canada! You don’t know her!

    He talks to her on the phone after supper, and he’s going to go visit her this summer!

    DOES TOO! “

    Wow, I did not expect this. First he wants VG’s banned, and now he’s cheating on his wife? Ooh, what’s her name? I wanna be the first to inform Patricia of this.

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    Anon says:

    So some “company” = either some random T2 stock holder, or Jack himself. Given his track record, I sure don’t think any real company with such issues would contact Jack of all people…

    “we don’t want to know about contractual liabilities of Take-Two”
    More like: “we don’t want to know about the ‘contractual liabilities’ BS you made up…”

    No, that sounds more like you Jack, you keep sticking your head under the ground when things don’t go your way. See your current investigation by the bar, you keep going “LALLALALALLAAAI CAN’T HEAR YOU, I’M FILING MORE JUNK, LALALALAL” every day trying to escape the reality of being disbarred… Hmm, does your “client” know about this?

    Again I ask, W(here)TF does he get this stuff, and what sane “company” would have him represent him(let alone believe his absurd claims)?

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    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This ‘client’ is probably nonexistant… He’s waving this ‘threat’ of his is like a bully going “I know something you don’t know!” to a kid’s face, and when the kid comes up to him to ask, he just punches the kid in the face.

    Except, in this case, he threw the punch before giving the taunt.

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    IllegallyMindedJohn says:

    Ok, is he counting the kids he sent in to buy GTA3 as T2 clients?… Is the breach of contract that they realized they had to mod GTA3.. and it wasn’t immediately in the game?

    I like this quote the best:
    “I’m sure EA’s shareholders will be impressed with your lack of “due diligence” exhibited first by your “don’t help us, Mr. Thompson” and now your anticipated “we don’t want to know about contractual liabilities of Take-Two” posture. “

    Shareholders love when a company asks a loon for help!

    Wait is JT actually getting me to defend EA????!?!?!? zOMG, he’s a brilliant mastermind!

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    Dan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Why do people still think Ostriches bury their head in the sand? That’s as much a misconception as lemmings committing mass suicide.

    I blame Disney and their phony nature movies.

    And Mr. Thompson, even if you have a client with dirt on T2, I doubt you’d be able to show it to EA. Aren’t there client confidentiality rules?

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    Matriculated says:

    I had to post this. The irony is so strong it may put you in a coma.


    Norm Kent rights an article about the legalisation of pot, Jack responds with:

    “Jack Thompson, Attorney wrote:
    Dearest Norm,

    The First Amendment allows you to petition the government to change or repeal the drug laws. The First Amendment does not give you the right to violate the laws you don’t like.”

    I actually spat out the orange juice I was drinking whilst reading that.

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    […] This is proper bonkers. Jack Thompson has now accused EA of lack of due diligence in its attempt to take over Take-Two following the publishers rebuttal this morning of Jack’s offer to “help” with the deal. Thompson says he has a client that’s been heavily “stiffed” by Take-Two, a tale he sees an endemic to the way the publisher does business. […]

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:


    Try jaablog at jaablog(dot)jaablaw(dot)com. It’s one of those sites where, despite — or, perhaps, in spite of — repeated requests to go away, Jack-O keeps posting.

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    Richard ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Where did you see that? The only places I know to keep up with Jack are here and the Justice Building Blog, neither of which have been reporting on him as much.

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    jadedcritic ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Is anyone else vaguely reminded of when he tried to threaten Microsoft? This is EA, the godzilla of the industry. Unless his “client” is galactus, I doubt it’ll matter. EA EATS clients for breakfast. Unless it’s federal government, DOD, maybe the european union or the IRS, I suspect that sound I’m hearing is the sound of no one caring.

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    Shrike says:

    Only game company I could imagine that’d be twisted enough to hire him… Left behind games.

    Which, ironically, Jack Thompson dislikes because of the “Left Behind” game, where if you can’t convert targets to Christianity, you kill them.

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Did anyone else catch the recent letter from Jack to Pres. Bush in which Jack complains to George (as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military) that the courtroom where his Florida Bar proceeding was heard contained a U.S. flag with a gold fringe but by law a gold-fringed flag is only allowed to be displayed before a U.S. military tribunal and not a civilian court and therefore the Florida Bar proceeding is an illegal military tribunal which Bush, as Commander-in-Chief, must immediately halt? It’s good stuff.

    He’s also been ranting and raving about the Loyalty Oath paperwork that Florida judges are required to file not being filed as required in several instances and therefore several judges — including, of course, the judge in his disciplinarry proceeding, Dava Tunis and a few of the Supreme Court Justices — are and have been without legal authority to decide cases. He’s claiming that anyone who’s had a decision recently rendered by these judges has a clear grounds upon which to seek reversal.

    Wow. Just, “wow.”

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    Dalamar says:

    His name is mud in the legal community and among gamers. What is his major malfunction?

    Idiot needs to get disbarred and kicked out of the country.

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    Crazy Larry says:

    Jack: I’d like to call my 1st witness…..GOD!
    God: I saw Take Two plotting to turn our children evil…
    Take-Two President : No, you told me to make this game for adults and not children!
    Jack: Is it true my God?
    God : Uh… Hey, hey! … Well, I had not imagined that you two would be in the same place! Hum… Actually… Hum… I am a little embarrassed… Well, I will let you…[leaves]

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    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Valve are the digital publishers and programmers, but EA are the in-store CD/DVD/Blu-Ray publishers of CS:S.
    If you buy it in a shop on DVD, its EA published. EA publish all of Valves work. Orange Box 360 & PS3 were EA published too.

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    JimK says:

    This man is seriously mentally ill. All jokes aside, there is something so very, very off in his head.

    His license should have been yanked the first 230983049853 times he did some crazy shit. Hopefully those mistakes will soon be rectified.

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    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    ” As I understood it, the Supremes were requiring Mr. Thompson to physically appear in Tallahassee before them on March 5th for a hearing on the matter.”

    Postponed as Diana Ross was busy that night,,
    I’ll get my coat…

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    point09micron says:

    Is it my imagination, or is he implying that if EA were to enlist him in a TT takeover, that he would reveal potentially confidential information about his “client’s” dealings with TT?

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    Rey ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Go ahead and make threats to the son of a *****.
    Let’s see how he looks suing just a random person.

    Second Jack it’s you that doesn’t understand the gaming industry.

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    Loudspeaker ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I know this is a JT thread but I shall throw some logic in here anyway…

    To me it’s clear who this mystery client is based on the facts:

    -JT is facing disbarment
    -JT is facing a show clause order that if not met he cannot file more motions before the court
    -JT has not won a case in the realm of the video game industry

    Which brings the questions others have already raise… Who in their right mind would hire such a lawyer to represent them in a video game merger and aquisition situation?

    Logically no one in their right mind.

    So that leaves only ONE possible answer for who JT’s mystery client…

    JT’s client is JT himself. He omitted this because it would make the letter he sent look even that more derranged than it already does.

    I feel this also proves the proverbial gallows floor has dropped beneath JT’s career and he’s feeling that rope pulling on him now.

    NOTE TO JT: At no time did I threaten you or your life sir. My metaphor is simply pointing out that your career path is coming to an end.

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:


    As I understood it, the Supremes were requiring Mr. Thompson to physically appear in Tallahassee before them on March 5th for a hearing on the matter.

  61. 0
    BANE XXIII ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This really doesn’t matter in the grand scale of things. He can say he has a “Client”, but without citing who this client is.. He’s just saying he’s full of it. I hope he gets disbarred when GTA IV comes out, or maybe a little bit before.

  62. 0
    JackDon'tKnowJack says:


    Not as I recall. His Preliminary Response didn’t in any way attempt to justify his actions as legitimate or otherwise excusable (which is what “showing cause” requires). Rather, his 2/21 filing — as usual and as I suspect all his supplemental filings do — just rants and raves against the Court and all the other usual suspects in the vast conspiracy. It’s the old “Hide Behind a Cloud of Ink” trick that Jack so loves to perform.

  63. 0
    Zerodash ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    He was told to show cause somewhere around the 21st. His deadline was March 5. I think his newest lawsuit against the bar was submitted on that day.

  64. 0
    Tom says:

    Oh man, Jack really better have a legitimate client now or he’s about to enter a whole new world of pain. Making false public accusations to try and disrupt a business transaction is a very, very bad idea. IANAL but I think he could be getting into the SEC’s domain and if so, he’s really screwed now.

  65. 0
    JackDon'tKnowJack says:


    As if wallpapering the hallways of the Court with his filings wasn’t what got him in hot water in the first place. Oh, boy.

    Any one know how Jack’s appearance before the Supremes went? Wasn’t it yesterday?

  66. 0
    getwellgamers ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    So wait, he “showed” his cause on the 21st of Feb?

    Dennis, why didn’t we hear about any of this?! Thompson’s filings are like a magazine subscription, “Crazy Lawyer Weekly” or something. It’s one of my favorite subscriptions! D:

  67. 0
    KayleL ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If EA stock holder care about what EA does, then they should know the gaming industry, which includes Jack Thompson. I think EA stock holders would ignore/defend against anything that Jack Thompson is going to say about EA.

  68. 0
    JAckDon'tKnowJack says:

    Clause 2 of Jack’s Settlement Agreement with T2 assures that he will not communicate to anyone doing business with T2 (e.g., EA and its take-over bid) any accusation that the company committed any wrongdoing in selling its games. Isn’t he in breach by his communication to EA?

  69. 0
    Unaffiliated Anonymous says:


    Conflict of interest is exactly the first thing that came to mind.

    “Here, let me help you sue the company I’m a part of.”

  70. 0
    Richard ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This is from Conejo from the ECA Forums. Hope he doesn’t mind me posting it to clarify getwellgamers’ question.

    “so… since the 19th where Thompson was given his Show Cause he has filed 9 more times. one Response to the Show Cause, followed five days later by FIVE supplemental responses, another motion to disqualify the judges, the Quo Warranto (usually used to imply the official is not valid), and yet another motion to stay the trial.

    02/28/2008 MOTION-STAY”

  71. 0
    getwellgamers ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Blah blah blah, what happened to Thompson having to show cause why he shouldn’t have to show cause as to why he’s not required to have another lawyer sign off on his ridiculous filings that was due on the 5th? If he doesn’t submit anything does that mean he automatically loses?

    Like the old saying goes, “a lawyer who defends himself has a fool for a client.”

  72. 0
    Ebonheart ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Personally, I want EA to take Thompson in. Mostly for the sheer fact I don’t like EA, subsadaries on the other hand, I love them. I don’t want them to kill another great series, C&C and MoH use to be great now they have been butcherd.

    Anyways, anyone else want to try there hands at a florida bar?

  73. 0
    Elomin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I don’t know why he used the ostrich metophor since they do not actually put their heads in the sand, only lowering them to the ground to look out for danger.

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    Benji says:

    I also wonder if JT’s giving himself too much credit here. If T2 has a financial liability, it’s probably on the books somewhere and EA may well know about it already. If it’s only someone who can potentially sue T2, well, who cares? Something can’t be almost a liability, either it is or it isn’t. If the lawsuit is underway then there’s paperwork and EA will probably find it. If the lawsuit isn’t happening yet, or it just got filed, then I’m not sure what JT would expect – he’d be calling out EA for trying to take over a company, one that’s facing litigation, litigation that EA doesn’t know about, when the reason EA doesn’t know about it is that JT just filed it.

  75. 0
    Recall says:

    This guy is like Chemical Ali. Isn’t he being hung in the next 30 days for his crimes? Chemical Ali I mean…although…there’s an idea.

  76. 0
    BinaryGeek ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    now why would someone in their right mind, hire JT, a man with no known corporate law experience to deal with a breach of contract? while we’re at it, let’s let the receptionist be co-council! Seriously, I know a corporate lawyer, great guy, but put him in a room with thompson over a contractual dispute and he’d tear JT limb from limb. I still think there’s no client, and I can’t wait until we get the results of the disbarment hearing. Say buh-bye to your legal career JT, wait that would imply you actually had a legal career in the past decade or so…my mistake.

  77. 0
    mogbert ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ooh.. a mixture of JT and Caturday!
    “I can has lawsoot naow?”
    “Goin to teh cort, brb.”
    “Invisible show cause!”
    “I WON! Wait… wut?”

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    JustChris says:

    Diane, Maybe we should make it a GP member project. A repository for all JT-related stories and wikiquotes, plus snippets from other magazines (EGM has done a story on JT’s work). Although I believe someone is already running a JT “fan” site.

  79. 0
    Diane ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Gamepolitics needs a spinoff blog just for JT stories, or maybe a biweekly Thompson roundup (kept behind a cut). Like the Sunday funnies, or Caturday.

  80. 0
    GryphonOsiris ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I wonder if he hears voices, I really do. That would explain all his inane rantings and righteous attitude; he’s not wrong, the voices tell him that he’s right.

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    paketep ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Please… no… more… JACK… THOMPSON!!!

    (read it like Kirk would)

    I can perhaps add something. Cue lip trembling:


  82. 0
    beacon80 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @Void Munashii
    Jack need to grow a Snidely Whiplash mustache.
    He tried that once. Well, a mustache, at any rate. It made him look even dumber.

  83. 0
    BlackIce, Dragunov Marksman ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “I have in the last few days been contacted by a company with whom Take-Two does business. This company is now my client.”

    O RLY..?

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    Pixelantes Anonymous ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “This guy acts like a child.”

    @Glen, you got that right. Never ceases to amaze me. It’s one thing to do this in your personal life, but to act like that when you’re supposed to be Important Lawyer Person is a whole another thing.

    He’s DEFINITELY got some sort of personality disorder. I’m going with an extreme case of narcissistic egomania combined with anger management issues. He really should seek some help for that.

  85. 0
    Void Munashii ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I have to think that any company willing to go to someone as disreputable as Jack would have to be pretty disreputable themselves, leading to T2 wanting/needing to break a contract with them. If I had a legitimate gripe against Take 2 or Rockstar then Jack is the last person I would want representing me, but then maybe that is why they don’t want him saying who they are.

    Or maybe they don’t exist at all.

    Jack need to grow a Snidely Whiplash mustache.

    “So you don’t want my help, EA? Fine then , you shall rue this day, for I shall destroy you as well! Muahahaha” *twirls mustache villainously*

    Although I have to say that the idea of Jack trying to take on Ea brings to mind the image of someone taking on a Borg cube with a hang glider armed only with a wooden sword.

  86. 0
    Pixelantes Anonymous ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “How does a raving lunatic like Thompson become a lawyer who is obviously making enough money to spend all his time filing nutball lawsuits, while hard working sane people can barely scape by?”

    @MRK, the word on the street is that he’s being supported by his wife, who apparently is loaded.

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    mogbert ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Dang it, Demontestament got both of mine. I was going to point out Haiwali
    Checf Brian’s impersonation (quite well too) and “the got who never lies.”

    Let’s see how well you read my mind with my… mind ray blocking hat on!

    I have to say, there isn’t anything that makes one feel so good as a bumbling enemy. I mean, that’s why Batman looks so cool, he keeps going up against rejects. I mean come on, they have no super powers and use the same MO so much they are predictable. Penguin escaped? Look for the art museum that is hosting a bird exibit. Or the Riddler, who’s super power is to tell everyone what his plans are… in advance.

    It’s so easy fighting back against JT because he is so bad at what he does. I think it is because he didn’t find his destiny. Think about it, with just a little more sanity, he could have been a very good chair for the CPSC, fighting back against lead tainted products. I could easily have seen him as a school vice principle. If we ever invent a time machine, we need to go to the past and set JT on the right course where he could live his life out happily where he fits in and would actually help humanity.

  88. 0
    Pixelantes Anonymous ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Maybe the His Douchebagness should’ve said that he has material information to present to EA when he made his introduction.

    How in the hell does he ever get ANYWHERE with others? He doesn’t have a clue about how to conduct himself professionally.

  89. 0
    vellocet says:


    But then… GTA would have really made him do it (in a way). Not that he ever played it. Which is in the end the real problem with detractors of video games. The mere existence of something they don’t understand scares the bejeezus out of them.

  90. 0
    Prometheus says:

    What worries me is that in case JT is totally and absolutely cornered.

    He can go totally berserk (so to speak) guns blazing, and blame games “GTA made me do it!” Just in vain try to prove him right (in his twisted way).

    That scares bejesus out me. Seriously.

  91. 0
    vellocet says:

    @Helpless Kitten

    Before Zelnick there was Eibler and he was named worst CEO of 2005. Stockholders made a coup and forced him out.

    But since Zelnick’s been in charge, things have gotten significantly better. EA should have made they’re takeover bid just after Zelnick replaced him or even before Eibler left. They would’ve gotten it a LOT cheaper. But of course there wasn’t this crazy merging fever going on in the industry back then.

  92. 0
    Demontestament ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I have a client, that only I can see and hear. They only talk to me and they informed me that Take Two makes GTA games and they are the devil.

    I swear to god I am going to laugh my ass off when he says his client is the ghost who never lies.

    Chef Brian seems to fit JT’s persona perfectly in this instance.

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    Untouchable ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I can just imagine what he would have said to them if talking to one another.

    EA Rep: Listen Jack, We don’t really need your help with our buying out TT. There’s just the whole you trying to sue us thing from a few years ago.

    Jacko: Well… I didn’t need your help anyway. I’ve got someone who wants me to sue Take Two for them.

    EA Rep: Really? Thats, uh, great for you….. I suppose

    Jacko: And when I win and get TT shut down, You aren’t getting anything from me… I mean, my client.

    EA Rep: If you say so

  94. 0
    nightwng2000 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Chris Wallace, Lawyer,
    “Of course, an actual demand letter cannot be published so there is no client and there is no demand to be met.”

    We’re talking about John Bruce here. Mr. “The Florida Bar is an illegal organization because it sets forth rules and policies that try to prevent me from doing whatever the hell I want to do to everyone else and dosen’t prevent others from doing the same thing to me” and Mr. “It’s my way or my way, there is no other way”. Do you really think that if it were a REAL demand letter that he publicized and someone complained, he wouldn’t jump on the “violation of my First Amendment Rights” bandwagon as he’s done before?

    NW2K Software

  95. 0
    Haliwali says:

    Ever wonder why broccoli is reluctant to play checkers?

    The answer lies in trepidation. We are creatures of the shoelace, lost in purple.

    The koala knows.

  96. 0
    Werrick ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    J.B. does too have a client!

    She’s Canadian, she lives in Canada! You don’t know her!

    He talks to her on the phone after supper, and he’s going to go visit her this summer!


  97. 0
    Delin says:

    It’s just a matter of time before the Bar get’s rid of him. They might just be waiting for the Show Cause order to finish up. And God only knows how long he’ll try to drag that out.

    Though, You have to admit that even though he is childish and arrogant. You’d miss his antics.

  98. 0
    jds ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    nightwng2000 Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 10:08 am
    I wonder if John Bruce fully disclosed to his “client” that he’s facing disbarment and may very well not be able to function as their attorney for much longer.

    Yeah, why would a corporation hire an attorney that may not be one for much longer? Wouldn’t that be a waste of money and time. Further, wouldn’t an attorney that specializes in corporate/contractual law be a better choice, as opposed to one that plays the role of Chicken Little and the boy that cried wolf all rolled up into one loser of a human being?

    Wasn’t this “Let me help you” and subsequent “no thanks” the final straw for Bin Laden? How long before JT goes all Unabomber on the industry? He’s looking more and more like a kid that wants to hang out with the cool kids but keeps getting scorned.

  99. 0
    Papa Midnight ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If you all at EA want to pursue a purchase of Take-Two without fully knowing what is “out there” in the form of liabilities, posed by my client and others, of your take-over target, you got [sic] right ahead. I’m sure EA’s shareholders will be impressed with your lack of “due diligence” exhibited first by your “don’t help us, Mr. Thompson” and now your anticipated “we don’t want to know about contractual liabilities of Take-Two” posture. Maybe the new corporate logo of EA should incorporate an ostrich…

    Wow, J.B. Way to abuse the legal system for what is essentially blackmail once you remove all the grit.

  100. 0
    Helpless Kitten says:

    T2 may be a bit of a black sheep at times but I’ve never heard complaints about their actual business practices. Quite the opposite, I’ve always been lead to believe that they keep their noses pretty clean in that aspect, focusing all their attention on being controversial in other ways.

  101. 0
    mogbert ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It’s a Dunkin’ Donuts that says that T2 got a TWO dip cone, but only paid for a one dip cone.

    To tell the truth, I have a question.

    EA wants to buy T2.

    T2 says “We don’t want you to buy us.”

    Now, JT comes in and says “I’ll help you buy T2!”

    EA says “We don’t want your help.”

    JT says “Fine! Then I know someone who knows someone who said that T2 sucks, you shouldn’t buy them!”

    Um… isn’t JT playing into T2’s hands right now?

    I think that throughout all of this, JT doesn’t know what he wants. Maybe JT isn’t crazy. Maybe it’s his other personalities that are crazy.

  102. 0
    MonkeyFace ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “video game industry to the federal regulation that ESA’s own leaked poll indicates 65% of Americans want.”

    oh god hes not using that poll again is he?
    and at the very least could hr get the info on that poll right?
    last i checked 65% want whats in place to be enforced not new regulations.
    seriously a drunken toddler going through the “mine!” phase is less annoying then this guy.

  103. 0
    Benji says:

    I think there IS a client somewhere. Otherwise he’s making false statements in order to attempt to attract more business (from EA), which is a pretty big ethics violation that even JT would have a hard time weaseling out of. His tactics are questionable sometimes, but I don’t think he’s so foolish as to leave himself vulnerable to such a big liability.

  104. 0
    Salen says:

    Watch the lawsuit action as JT tries to jump over a shark, on a very special episode of Game Politics.

    Seriously, now JT’s just becoming desperate for attention. Someone should cancel his license to practice law already.

  105. 0
    Luke J J says:

    Aw, does nobody want to play with JT? You tried so hard to get on EA’s kickball team, but no one wants to play with you. So now you throw a tantrum. How sweet.

  106. 0
    Zerodash ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    And who is this “client”? Is it the same “hardcore gamer” who was working with JT and found hidden sex and blood in Bully?

    I seriously doubt there is any client involved.

  107. 0
    potatojones83 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I know this has been mentioned in other stories but I can’t help but be reminded of that South Park episode “Manbearpig”. I can just imagine JT acting like Al Gore in that episode “But Take-Two is trying to turn all our kids into Manchurian Candidates and selling murder simulators and I’m trying to tell everyone and no one is listening to me and I’m being super cereal!”

  108. 0
    Glen Haupt says:

    This guy acts like a child. He takes extreme offense to everything that people say to him, and uses that to go on some ridiculous tirade against them. Didn’t he think EA was supporting porn in The Sims 2 years ago? And then didn’t he want to help EA 2 days ago? And now he thinks they should add an ostrich to their logo because they don’t want his help?

  109. 0
    SpiralGray ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Why would anyone hire this pinhead as an attorney? The guy keep losing his own suits, how could anyone possibly have any faith in him?

  110. 0
    Shoehorn O'Plenty ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “You’ll notice how he doesn’t mention his “client’s” name. “

    He never has to cite anything for it to be true, didn’t you know that? He doesn’t have to give references or cite studies as long as HE knows they exist and prove his point.

    “How does a raving lunatic like Thompson become a lawyer who is obviously making enough money to spend all his time filing nutball lawsuits, while hard working sane people can barely scape by?”

    Hi wife is also a lawyer, a normal one who does her job properly instead of sending out nonsensical lawsuits based on perceived persecution, and who I imagine has never written insulting letters and press releases regarding those who she has opposed in court.

    This is patently false. EVERYONE in the gaming industry has heard of this idiot and they all know of his reputation and, unfortunately for him, of his current predicament. No-one in their right mind would take him on as a lawyer. That would be like signing a guy who’s legs and arms are going to be amputated as your new quarterback.

  111. 0
    Chris Wallace, Lawyer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Generally speaking, when you write a demand letter for a client, you clearly state what caused the problem and then you demand redress. The last part of a demand letter deals with the consequences of not meeting the demand.

    If this client exists and if there is a valid demand – the one time that Jack gets to write a legitimate “or else” letter and he blows it.

    Of course, an actual demand letter cannot be published so there is no client and there is no demand to be met.

    And this guy is not disbarred how?

  112. 0
    Dog_Welder ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It’s an empty threat. There is no “client.”

    And even if there was a client, they’d be crazy to hire JT as their lawyer since I’m guessing his ability in corporate law is about on par with his ability in Constitutional law.

  113. 0
    Prometheus says:

    His so called “client” could be anything, such as local coffeeshop near T2 office. As long as that “client” and T2 have some kind of business connection of some kind.
    Then again, it could be something that is all in Jackos head 😀

  114. 0
    MRK ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    How does a raving lunatic like Thompson become a lawyer who is obviously making enough money to spend all his time filing nutball lawsuits, while hard working sane people can barely scape by? Perhaps I’m living in the wrong state.

    Time to put on my Crazy hat and start practicing law in Florida suing anyone who does not crack their eggs from the little end first.

  115. 0
    JB ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’m confused. Originally Thompson wanted to help EA in acquiring T2, right? But now he’s warning EA about possible liabilities, which to me seems like a warning to EA to not acquire T2?

    So… what’s he trying to do besides make himself look like a total dolt (even more so than usual)?

    Correct me if I’m wrong, please.

  116. 0
    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    “You’ll notice how he doesn’t mention his “client’s” name…. Too bad the rules and regulations of law don’t require an attorney to divulge the identity of a “client” that the attorney envokes while making legal threats.”

    My guess? It’s a tiny software company that T2 out-sourced some work to. Or a service provider of some kind. Every large company has it’s skeletons in the closet. Remember EA’s pay scandal?


    He’s not allowed to take action against T2 with regards to video games or their content. “breach of contract” would likely fall outside that. Then again, read on.

    I seriously doubt it’s a big client if he managed to secure them so quickly. Anyone who mattered has their own legal beagles to handle this. For JT to pick someone up, it must be either a very small (think garage) firm, an individual (maybe someone who was fired), or … he’s posturing by fudging “breach of contract” out of “they promised not to sell to kids”…

  117. 0
    jonc2006 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “I have in the last few days been contacted by a company with whom Take-Two does business. This company is now my client. ”

    congratulations. nobody cares.

  118. 0
    vellocet says:

    I thought that he wasn’t allowed to take legal action against Take Two. Doesn’t what this “client” of his constitute legal action?

  119. 0
    Sean ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Even if there really was a company why in the hell would they pick Jack to represent them? This is just him trying to scare them out of buying Take Two.

  120. 0
    jccalhoun graduate student ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ummm… does Jacko realize that EA is the publisher of Counter-Strike? Since Jacko also has a boner for Counter-Strike you would think that he would have something against EA too. Of course logic and consistency are not things that Jacko is known for…

  121. 0
    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hah, unless that “client” is a company as big as T2, I really doubt it’ll affect the sale…

    Posturing again.

    I’m going to enjoy watching EA tell him to stuff it again and again.

  122. 0
    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I personally think that Thompson’s client is none other than…himself.

    Now, he insult the company that refused his “help”. Now, I think EA won’t let him get away with it. After all, they were so adamant about defending their games and employees.

  123. 0
    Brandon ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Oh great, Jack’s sending pictures again. Yeah, he passed the insane level way long ago. As for JT’s client, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was all in his head.

  124. 0
    Andy says:

    Jack has done it again. It’s difficult to comprehend such a level of stupidity! Forgive me, but I am a bit out of the loop when it comes to the “Poll” he mentions. :-/ Is it real? Is it yet another “fact” Jack’s made up? Either way Video Games are art, and no one has any business censoring art.

  125. 0
    cullarn ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “I’m thinking of studying for 3 weeks and becoming a lawyer in Florida, it obviously can’t be very hard”

    why spend a whole 3 weeks?

  126. 0
    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    And we were singing…

    Bye bye Mr Mad Lawyer Guy,
    You abused the Constitution and was happy to lie,
    I wonder if you will ever figure out why,
    You are standing in the benefit line…
    Standing in the benefit line…

    Sorry, was listening to Don Mclean earlier :)

  127. 0
    Brian says:

    So, stop me if I’m missing something here:

    1. JT owns Take Two stock
    2. JT is suing Take Two
    3. JT is offering his assistance to take over Take Two, and presumably his lawsuit would still continue against the new owners after the takeover.

    He may be setting a new record for multiple conflicts of interest in the same matter here.

  128. 0
    Rob says:

    So did jacks’ client waive attorney client privilage? Cause if they haven’t Jack would be breaking the law by communicating his clients knowledge to EA or to anyone else. What a brilliant student of law this guy is.

  129. 0
    Richard ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “If he doesn’t submit anything does that mean he automatically loses?”

    He’s submitted several things. I read it on the Forum.

    And ANYONE who defends Jack Thompson has a fool for a client.

  130. 0
    nightwng2000 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I wonder if John Bruce fully disclosed to his “client” that he’s facing disbarment and may very well not be able to function as their attorney for much longer.

    You’ll notice how he doesn’t mention his “client’s” name.

    Too bad the rules and regulations of law don’t require an attorney to divulge the identity of a “client” that the attorney envokes while making legal threats.

    But I guess that’s something else John Bruce would oppose. After all, if he couldn’t make legal threats against someone without anything to actually back up his threats, he’d claim it was a violation of his Rights as a Christian (much like the lawsuit he had brought claiming the Florida Bar was trying to prevent him from using his religious beliefs in the performance of his job, which the lawsuit failed of course).

    NW2K Software

  131. 0
    E. Zachary Knight ( User Karma: 1 ) says:

    So let me get this straight. John Bruce offered to help EA aquire T2. EA refuses his “help”. He claims to have not received that rejection letter. He threatens to cause problems for EA for not accepting his help.

    I think Iam on the level here.

    I bet his idea of “helping” EA was to use this “client” of his to force T2 into considering the aquisition. But since EA doesn’t want his “help” he is going to use this “client” to threaten EA into accepting his help.


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