Florida Attorney: Jack Thompson’s Attacks are the “Emotional Equivalent of Stalking”

In 2005, Jack Thompson wrote Out of Harm’s Way, an autobiography which detailed his brand of activism. Toward the end of book he lists 25 Culture War Tips From the Trenches.

These include "Be mean" and "Take the Offensive."

Thompson apparently put his philosophy into practice with zest, if one judges by transcripts of his November, 2007 Bar trial. Judge Dava Tunis cites large chunks of those transcripts in her 169-page report to the Florida Supreme Court in which she recommends that Thompson be disbarred for life.

While GamePolitics has already offered exclusive coverage of the transcripts involving Thompson Bar trial witnesses related to video game cases, we had not previously read the testimony of Florida attorneys Larry Kellogg and Al Cardenas (left) of the Tew Cardenas law firm. In 2005 Kellogg was hired by Beasley Communications to deal with Thompson. Beasley owns radio stations and Thompson had targeted some of their shock jock programming. From the transcripts cited by Judge Tunis:

Kellogg: …what [Thompson] does in these situations — is he attacks the lawyers for those he wants to do something with… once he learned that I was involved, he started sending me communications to me about my client and about me to others. He also started copying me with all the communications he was sending to others… the F.C.C., third parties of every sort…

I had another matter out in Denver… So I went out to Denver and I didn’t get back to Mr. Thompson quick enough for him. So I started getting e-mails threatening that he was going to sue me personally if I didn’t arrange a meeting. He sent me an e-mail giving me deadlines. I must have this meeting — agree to this meeting — by a certain date or things were going to happen. I was getting all these e-mails, but I was out on another matter and I didn’t think it was the most important thing in my life was to arrange a meeting with him. So because I didn’t do it fast enough for him, he sent a series of letters… and this was the basis for my initial Bar complaint, why I got involved for the first time in 26 years in a Bar proceeding. I’ve never filed a Bar complaint and I’ve never been involved in one prior to this day. This is what made me do it…

Al Cardenas is my partner. Al Cardenas has never represented Beasley and he had never done anything
personally on behalf of Beasley up to that time and never has since. He’s never billed an hour of time. He’s never talked to them about any legal matter. He’s never represented them in any way. He was simply an innocent bystander, who happens to have been the co-chair of President Bush’s Florida campaign. He is involved in politics. He’s well known as being involved in politics on the Republican side and he knows very well Jeb Bush and he knows George Bush and [Florida Governor] Charlie Crist. He knows them all and they all know who he is…. So Mr. Thompson, because I wouldn’t get a meeting with him fast enough…[made the following statements regarding Mr. Cardenas.]:

From Judge Tunis’ Report: On March 17, 2005, [Thompson] sent a letter to Florida Governor Jeb Bush stating that Al Cardenas, a partner in the Tew Cardenas law firm, “…has been involved in facilitating the commission of criminal activity in violation of 18 USC 1464 and other federal and state criminal statutes.” Respondent further stated: More specifically, Mr. Cardenas personally and his firm collectively have actively protected the distribution of pornographic material to children and helped target me and my family because of my alerting federal authorities to this activity and Mr. Cardenas’s and his firm’s involvement in it… This makes Mr. Cardenas and his firm involved, in my legal opinion, in a statewide racketeering activity…


The next day on March 18, 2005, [Thompson] wrote Mr. Cardenas: "Not having received it [a return telephone call], and [Thompson’s then-attorney] Ray Reiser and I not having heard from your partner Mr. Kellogg about our requested meeting with Caroline Beasley, I alerted the Daily Business Review here in Miami that I have asked Governor Bush to direct the Statewide Prosecutor to investigate your law firm’s receipt of fees from a multi-county criminal activity that violates federal criminal statutes."


Thus, Mr. Thompson explicitly states that the reason he is requesting an investigation by a Statewide Prosecutor from Governor Bush, and simultaneously notifying the primary daily legal newspaper in Miami, is because he did not receive a return telephone call from Mr. Kellogg.

Kellogg: Once he found out about the Bar complaint [that I filed against him]… I knew exactly how he was going to respond. He was going to go after my clients, he was going to go [sic] my partners, he was going to go after my employees, he was going to go after me, and he was going to say Beasley was behind it — not true. I thought hard about whether I should do this, but I tell you. I had seen him do this to so many other people in the short time that I had been exposed to him and I said, "I’m just not going to sit by and let him do it."

Many of these communications were copied to every person in my firm. I made the decision to block Mr. Thompson’s e-mails from everyone in my firm except for me; and the reason I didn’t block them from me is because I was still representing a client, Beasley, and I had to read the garbage that he was sending me to make sure it didn’t impact Beasley, but everyone else, I’d would [sic] block it. I had to block it. Occasionally, he would change his e-mail address and some would get through and now I’d have to deal with the reaction. You can imagine. I’ve got a 50 lawyer law firm that everybody in it — including lots of secretaries — would get stuff about me and Al Cardenas being pornographers or mentally molesting children and that sort of thing…

Jack Thompson:  In fact, go to Exhibit 39, if you would. [Florida Bar prosector] Miss [Sheila] Tuma had you read from just a small portion of this letter, I believe, Exhibit 39. It’s my letter to the president of
Florida A & M University.

Kellogg: Oh, I remember it.

Thompson: Okay. Why don’t you read starting at the last paragraph on the first page and read through the in bold type at the top of page two. This is a letter, so that record is clear, to the president of Florida A & M. which is predominantly an African- American student body.

Kellogg: (After examining document) Yes. You said: "In February, 2004, I was successful in getting the Howard Stern show off all Clear Channel radio stations in America, including the one in South Florida, because Stern aired the following comment while interviewing the man who had sexual intercourse with Paris Hilton and streamed the audio and ran video of it on the Internet: "Ever bang any famous [n-word]chicks? What do they smell like? Watermelon?" Is that where you want me to stop or should I keep reading?

Thompson: Yes. You can stop there.

Kellogg: That’s what you said to the president of Florida A & M.

Thompson:  Right.

Kellogg: The African-American school, yes.

Thompson: And that was — I’m sorry, Mr. Kellogg. Do you have a problem with my telling that to this African-American gentleman whose law firm is representing the company that has that on the air?

Kellogg: For one thing, it’s not his law firm. It’s a member of his Board of Trustees. I don’t know whether Howard Stern…

Thompson: Whose law firm?

Kellogg: We were not representing Florida A & M…

Thompson: Do you have a problem with me telling the president of Florida A & M about this, the fact that Al Cardenas is in the law firm that bears his name that is representing this programming?

Kellogg: Well, I do because — for a number of reasons. One is, you’re trying to get Al Cardenas thrown off the Board because I won’t drop my Bar complaint.

Thompson: Where do I —

Kellogg: Second is — let me finish. Second is, we never represented Howard Stern programming; and even if we did, Al Cardenas never did. Third is, I have no idea if Howard Stern actually said this or if he didn’t. I have no idea if you actually got him off the station. I have no idea. You say it all the time. I don’t know if it’s —

Thompson: Well, never —

Kellogg: But to go to an African-American school and paint this picture of Al Cardenas who is a member of the Board a racist because we’re somehow affiliated with Howard Stern when you know we’re not? Yes. I’ve got a problem with that, Mr. Thompson…

Thompson: Where do I say Mr. Cardenas is a racist?…

Kellogg: You think you’re cute by calling him a racist, in a way, saying he’s a white politician who puts
profits ahead of race relations. To me, that’s calling him a racist. I think you can understand why someone might take that as meaning that Al Cardenas is a racist, and it’s certainly the way I took it.

Thompson: Is it possible Mr. Cardenas is insensitive to matters of race in this regard?

Kellogg: No…

From Judge Tunis’s Report: On May 1, 2005 at 7:33 A.M., Mr. Thompson sent an e-mail to various people including President Bush, Governor Bush, Al Cardenas and numerous Tew Cardenas employees and media. This letter included “John B. Thompson, Attorney at Law” letterhead and was also addressed to U.S. Congressman Fred Upton. Notably, below the top page margin and above the letterhead Mr. Thompson wrote: “Dear Al: Bar complaints are dangerous things, si?”

Kellogg: Exhibit 44 is a letter that he sends to the President and C.E.O. of Martindale-Hubbell. Now, Martindale-Hubbell, as you know, is the rating agency for lawyers and it rates lawyers based upon the opinions of their peers. They do surveys. Al Cardenas and I are both AV rated lawyers, meaning that we have the highest rating both as to skill and ethics that Martindale-Hubbell can award. It’s a very important — you know, it’s an important thing to be rated AV in the Martindale-Hubbell.

From Judge Tunis’s Report: On May 7, 2005 at 10:12 A.M. and 3:34 P.M., Mr. Thompson sent two emails to Larry Kellogg which included letters to John A. Lawler, President and CEO of Martindale-Hubbell, stating that, Larry Kellogg, Al Cardenas and [another attorney]…“do not deserve the high dual rating from Martindale-Hubbell. It is my opinion that this firm has engaged in criminal conduct.” 

Kellogg: You’ve skipped one that’s really important to me and I’d like to talk about it, if possible, and that’s May 8th, on Mother’s Day… I have it right here… This is a letter to Mrs. Lawrence A. Kellogg and Mrs. Al Cardenas care of Al and I, which is copied to every female lawyer in my firm and some other
lawyers as well regarding "Hypocrisy at Tew Cardenas on Mother’s Day, 2005," and in it he says that — Well, I have a lot of young female lawyers working in my law firm and he sends them an e-mail and to my wife and to Al’s wife in care of us. I shared it with her because I said, "I want you to see what I’m dealing with."

What he said is: "These two men, along with the entire firm in which they practice law, have actively facilitated distribution of criminally indecent material to other mothers’ children in violation of [federal law]. In addition, they have committed perjury in a sworn Bar complaint… They have threatened a critic of what they have done, all the while claiming the First Amendment protects the distribution of porn to children."

Then he goes on to say: "The problem, your men, Mrs. Kellogg and Mrs. Cardenas, seem to have it is
that they care about some women, but not all women. They certainly don’t care about my wife and our 12 year old son." Then he says: "They –" meaning Al and I "- – facilitate the objectification of all women and the mental molestation of minors for money… All the women who work at Tew Cardenas, along with the
wives of the men who work there, ought to be ashamed of what Tew Cardenas is doing. You are all
hypocrites who care only about yourselves and not about others."

A very Happy Mother’s Day greeting copied to female lawyers in my firm saying that I objectify women, that I mentally molest minors for money, and that I’m a porn lawyer who should be criminally prosecuted. I’ve got to tell you, you know, there is no line that he wouldn’t cross at this point… I will say that this went on and went on and went on and went on for two full years.

From Judge Tunis’s Report: On June 16, 2005, [Thompson] sent an e-mail to various individuals,
including the Tew Cardenas law firm and the media. This letter included “John B. Thompson, Attorney at Law” letterhead and was also addressed to the members of the Board of Pasco County Commissioners, a Tew Cardenas client.


Therein, Mr. Thompson wrote: "Tew Cardenas has been involved, for quite some time, in efforts to facilitate the illegal broadcasts of Naples-based Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., in violation of [federal law]… I am not quite sure why Pasco County would want to hire a firm that is a front for a portion of the pornography industry…two of Tew Cardenas’ equity partners, Larry Kellogg and Al Cardenas…have committed perjury (not yet convicted), in stating under oath that Beasley has ‘no links to the porn industry.’…Tew Cardenas’ lawyers have been involved for quite sometime in efforts to silence, with intimidation, harassment, and threats, an individual who has gone to state and federal law
enforcement officials about the aforementioned criminal activity… If the Commission should like me to journey to Pasco County to explain further why Tew Cardenas should be dumped as its lobbyist, please let me know…

Kellogg: …Pasco County Commissioners, they receive a letter. They don’t know who Jack Thompson is. They don’t live in this community. They don’t see what he’s made of and what he does. They say a lawyer has sent us this letter and they make inquiries. Now, I had to go explain to the Commissioners of Pasco County the background of all this and why it was happening and why it is we’re not pornographers or we’re not a front for the porn industry and all these other things he said. I had to respond to that
client’s concerns based upon his communication, in response to my Bar complaint…

Bar prosecutor (to Al Cardenas): Can you tell the Court what effect Mr. Thompson’s conduct towards you has had on you?

Thompson: Objection, Your Honor. I think that’s irrelevant.

Judge Tunis: Overruled.

Cardenas: Well, you know, by now it’s been a period of almost four years, I would presume. We filed this complaint – this grievance — with the Bar in March of ’05 at a time when we thought there was ample
information to justify it, but it didn’t stop then… but it got to the point where we had to ask our IT Supervisor to block spam e-mails because frankly they were of an emotionally hurtful and distracting fashion, and this went on and on and on.

I mean, there were missives sent to people who are in public office but who are personal friends and acquaintances over many years: The Governor of the state, the President, the Attorney General, the U.S. Attorney, the State Attorney, all people that I have known for decades, literally, and have developed friendships with. Clients received missives. The newspapers have received missives. My wife has received missives. Young lawyers, some of whom I recruited in the firm, received missives. Employees received missives, where basically I was being accused of participating in a criminal enterprise, of indulging in child pornography or supporting child pornography. Frankly, it was the emotional equivalent of stalking. It just wouldn’t stop…

Frankly, Mr. Thompson, I never objected to you representing yourself or a client or a cause. We were representing the other side and I couldn’t care less for how long and with how much zealousness you represented your client or yourself as long as you treated us with the protocol and etiquette that the Florida Bar calls for. It’s that simple. I have never objected to — and wouldn’t intend to — to any cause that you decide to undertake. It’s your methodology that I object to.

From Judge Tunis’s Report: As to this count involving Tew Cardenas, the conduct and motivation of Mr. Thompson as proven by the evidence surpasses the extreme, at the very least. It is almost hard to imagine a lawyer comporting himself in this wholly reckless manner, but the evidence shows beyond any doubt that the Respondent in fact, did so.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Supreme courts have a session and they at least try clear their docket during that session.  This sort of thing isn’t a case, it’s a procedural matter, and the longest this will take is routing the judgment through the justices’ offices to get their clerks’ signatures.

    Which Jack will no doubt appeal, based in no small part on the fact that they were signed by godless disloyal commies who didn’t swear an oath.  But his only venue is the US Supreme Court, and doubtless his appeal will be roundfiled along with the thousands of other improperly-filed suits SCOTUS gets every day.

    At which point Jack’s nightmare is just beginning.  Because all this can now be used as evidence in any suits against him (I forgot the term for "proved in a previous case").  And Cardenas has already filed one, and there’s probably one incoming from Clatus Junkin as well.



  2. Anonymous says:

    Florida in fact has a pretty vigorous vexatious litigant law.  Jack’s output of actual cases filed, however, isn’t quite enough to trigger the law, which was aimed at prison litigators who would file a lawsuit a week or so.  At least until recently, he was able to actually speak in legal terms, no matter ill founded, which is usually enough to clear the bar for review on merit.

    Given that his recent multimedia filings have sunk to the level of crayon scribblings, however, it probably is just a matter of time til he’s barred from the Florida courts.


  3. Kajex says:

    I wonder about that myself, and the onlyt answer I can come up with is that he makes them angry, yet they have the self-control and sanity to reign it in. In law, doing something out of anger is the least wisest thing to do- people can use that against you, and Jack notorious for using legal loopholes and getting himself out of situations.

    Envision it like this- you’re an attorney who has successfully defended against Jack’s attack on some company, and in response, he starts harassing you with e-mails, phone calls, and generally being a jackass. Nevermind that it’s contemptible behavior, but it’s also making you angry, which is probably what he wants- because if he DID get his ass in trouble to the point where you got him arrested, and he got you on the stand to testify as to why you reacted as you did, he’ll focus on the fact that you did it out of irritation rather than because it was misconduct. He’d probably further claim that the same outburst that landed him in jail was discriminatory against his religious beliefs, since he claims his motivations are fueled by such nonsense.

    Also, we know that Jack is a terrific liar- he managed to convince a psychologist that he wasn’t insane.

  4. Pizzª_کLﮞT says:

    So it seems that We haven’t seen the Last of Jacky Boy (at least when he is defening himself from being sued into oblivion)

  5. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    I second that salute. *salutes Kellogg*


  6. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    That wasn’t the point. The point was that he hadn’t commented AT ALL. Usually he’s on here saying how Dennis is such a "tool" and that he is going to destroy T2 and R* and how anyone who dares oppose him will feel the wrath of God at the Judgment and from their deaths to that point they will be burning in Hell and bullsh** like that. Cripes, he needs to have someone put duct tape over his f***ing mouth.


  7. Mysticgamer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    He’s worse than an ambulance chaser… ambulance chasers don’t contact people in other states to try to get them to sue a company.

  8. Anonymous, Attorney and Counselor at Law says:

    Google "pro se."  In the U.S., anybody can act as their own attorney.  A lot of serial abusive pro se plaintiffs end up getting banned from courtrooms as vexatious litigants, though, and there’s a pretty well-established process for this.  If you’re banned, you can’t file papers with a Clerk without a Bar members signing off on them.  You’ll recall this was done to Jack by the FL. Sup. Ct.  I can’t imagine Jack lasting long as a pro se plaintiff in any jurisdiction if he sticks to his established script.

    As a defendant, sure he could act as his own lawyer.  Conventional wisdom is that it’s never a good idea, but note that he did it for his Bar proceeding, so he has some experience with the process and has legal training, so he’d have a leg up over most pro se defendants.

    I have no comment regarding the Skolary Brothers’ ghosts, other than that the CSOs at the federal courthouse where I worked were rumored to be under strict orders not to let them in the building unescorted.

  9. Dog Welder says:

    Mr. Kellogg,

    My condolences on what you had to endure because of this "lawyer."  And a firm thank you for helping the Bar put this guy’s career in the ground.

  10. thefremen says:

     It must be such a relief to know that at least a lot of this harrasment is coming to a close, and there is resolution forthcoming.

  11. Chris Charabaruk says:

    A hundred years from now, it’ll be told in hushed whispers between law students, that if you say his name at a mirror in a dark room three times in a row, Jack Thompson will appear and threaten to sue you. 😉

    Chris ‘coldacid’ Charabaruk <coldacid.net>
    IGDA Indie SIG Coordinator, Programmer, Designer

  12. Chris Charabaruk says:

    Let’s hope that they do persue charges. Some people here may pity him, but I can’t pity any person who goes out attacking others. At best, Thompson deserves lifetime incarceration in a mental health facility on top of his disbarment.

    Chris ‘coldacid’ Charabaruk <coldacid.net>
    IGDA Indie SIG Coordinator, Programmer, Designer

  13. sabin_blitz ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mr. Kellogg, I salute you for being down in the trenches this long and not giving up. Thank you so much for standing up to this pathetic excuse for a sentient being. Now your hard work is beginning to bear fruit. Do tell us how sweet it tastes when you hear the verdict.

  14. HarmlessBunny says:

    Hats off to you sir! If I lived in Florida, I would buy you a drink or two. Not too many people can endure that kind of crap.

  15. kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    YOu did precisely what can bring a bully down, stood up to him, and, I’d say most of us applaud you for it.

    I sincerely hope you do bring this fully circle and sue him into the ground. Honestly, so long as his family is left alone, I don’t care about his own livelyhood.

  16. Miang ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Yeah, but it would be a lot more entertaining if he had to endure being a donkey while being transported to whichever church he thinks is the holiest, where at Christmas in front of thousands of congregants he could become a man again.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Yeah long ago I have stopped caring about Jack’s unsuccessful career in trying to censor games, and became more concerned about all the unethical & immoral things he has done and gotten away with.

    Here we have someone who goes on and on about how they "predicted" Columbine, how the next even bigger one is around the corner, interferes with on going police investigations and scrambles over dead bodies just to scream about how as a "school shooting expert" he knows video games caused this at a time when NO ONE KNOWS!  It is quite disturbing at how he jumps with joy over such tragic events and gleefully claims credit for it…

    He never shows any interest in the OTHER issues surrounding things like V-tech or the Cody Posey case.  With Bully he used one anti-bullying group for easy PR, and like usual, left without contributing anything piratical or useful to them.  Same for legislation he helped passed, again using people and finding excuses so as not to be associated with failure("I have the evidence you need, but I’m not giving it to you," "It is your fault that you didn’t defend my flawed ‘first amendment proof’ bill," etc).

    I am GLAD that most people here didn’t fall for his "post your name, number, etc" personal info grab, it was obvious he was going to do the same thing to us as he has done to people and lawyers like you.  Same can be said for his deliberately posting his personal info and trying to enrage/entrap people into contacting him.

    Then there is the stalking and apparently nearly running of Neal Rogers off the road, and probably other things I missed…  But I am just going to stop there and say that it is scary how someone like him could get away with such for all these years, and now he is finally getting the main tool he loves to abuse taken away from him.

  18. Someone Else says:

    I really respect the people who have stood up against Thompson in the bar complaint.  I feel for you that you had to go through all of this. I’m glad people here have been making you feel better 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    Nothing but well wishes and pats on the back from me my friend. That took some major guts to stand up to him like this and I’m glad someone did. Someone take this guy out for a drink! He’s earned it!

  20. gamepolitics says:

    Larry: Thanks so much for posting. As another of Thompson’s victims, I can truly sympathize with what you and Al Cardenas and your families and associates went through.

    Best to you going forward.

  21. Lawrence Kellogg says:

     GP: Thanks for posting this.  I waited two and 1/2 years to tell my side of the story, and to confront Mr. Thompson in Court, and it was satisfying to finally do it.  But many of the comments here made me feel even better.  

    Larry Kellogg

  22. HarmlessBunny says:

    Yeah Judge Dava Tunis’s report was very kind. Actually reading this is just….wow. I am blown away.

    I was disgusted just reading in the skimmed down version, seeing the actual transcripts….I have been annoyed, amused, and had moments of pity for the Space Cowboy. Now I feel true disgust…I can only imagine how most of his other targets endure. (Dennis I must say you are a saint to put up with his antics)

    We’ve all seen Jack in his hypocritical glory…this is just out right dispicable. How he treated Rebecca Ward on the stand, just reeked of nasty misogynistic glory. This is almost an act of war. How can he consider himself morally high, and a good Christian…? He now completely disgusts me. I can understand why people truly truly loathe and despise him.

    Truly life disbarrment is very kind for him. This is outright libel, slander, and harassment. Better men have had jail time for less. Hard to believe he has friends, let alone a wife…anyone I knew acted like this, they would stand alone very very quick.

    Dennis, thank you for giving us a chance to see this. I can only imagine what you dealt with over the years.

  23. ooftygoofty says:

    Seriously, with all his emails to wives and mothers, JT reminds me of those movie serial killers who go after targets through friends and family.  It’s a given he’ll try to kill someone before long, but will he boil their bunny first?

  24. Anonymous says:

    "So I went out to Denver and I didn’t get back to Mr. Thompson quick enough for him."

    No surprise, based on what Jack has done before, but it is HILARIOUS that Jack "stay at home, unemployed" Thompson expects email responses instantaneously.

    Lets not forget his LiveJournal days, how frequently he looks for any mention of his name online, and how often tries to insert himself into other people’s business(i.e the case involving Anna Nicole Smith’s burial rights).

    Not to mention the fact that Jack claims he actually debates with people, while spamming places like here and deliberately avoiding/ignoring our questions & points directed at him.

    Again more proof Jack needs to follow his own advice of "get a life" and stopping with his "mental masturbation" spamming both online and in real life.

  25. Anonymous says:

    You know…something comes to mind. How did he manage to stay in this gig this long, doing what he did, and NOT get thrown in jail for contempt? I mean a lot of his behavior in the bar trial I would have thought could have done it, and I can’t imagine he conducted himself any more sanely at other trials….

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

    He’ll be known in the Florida Bar as Jack "The ridiculous" Thompson. And if a lawyer ever does something VERY stupid, they’ll have a good chance of being called a "second Thompson".

    P.S. Everyone who read the story "The horse and his Boy" from the Chronicles of Narnia will know what I’m refering to.

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

    In the early 1990, he considered himself the only sane lawyer in Florida. Today, in 2008, he considers himself the only "not morally corrupt" lawyer in Florida. Even if someone offers him help, he’ll dismiss them, call them names, accuse them of being part of the "conspiracy" and … continue his antics as if nothing happened.

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

    That’s not his worse, but I admit it’s one of the lowest.

    To me, the worse is the metalgearsolid.org incident. That was so sick of him. And that conduct to the Take-Two attorney, disgusting.

    A message for Jack, even if your targets deserves to be harassed (as unlikely as it could be), it’s still illegal.

  29. Anonymous says:

    hey don’t knock optimisim, there’s too few optimists in the world as it is. Jack is a crackpot crazy coot I’ll admit but I wouldn’t doubt if someone got him the help (and likey medications) he needs he might just turn into an ok person. You never know….

  30. Azhrarn says:

    Not sure how it works in the US legal system, but I would assume that it is possible for a defendant to represent himself in defence for a case.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Judging from what has been written above, Jack has set himself up for charges of criminal harassment and an insane number of counts of libel.


    If the lawyers pursue charges, Jack could find himself in jail and millions of dollars in debt.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Chances are all you’d get is something along the lines of…

    ‘What you morons don’t know is that I have the evidence to bring down the Florida Bar, Tunis, Bush and Emperor Ming! Things are (still) about to get interesting…’

    {Insert poorly presented order, quite possibly entered under a case that was dismissed by the Supreme Court several months ago}

    Or one of several thousand variations thereof.

  33. Gabriel Celesta says:

    Sane? Well, Jack himself would say so.

    Then again, psychologist Carl Jung once said, "Show me a sane person and I’ll cure him for you."

  34. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Honestly, I’m surprised Jack hasn’t commented lately.


  35. Pizzª_کLﮞT says:

    Then I guess my question is, will he be able to act as his own attorney when those law suites come?  like in the movies when the murderer is all like "I want to act as my own Lawyer!" and the people in the court room are all like "RABLE, RABLE RABLE, RABLE, RABLE,ect." and the judge bangs his gavel a lot and yells then the Skolary Brothers’ ghosts fly out of the pink ooze to exact their revenge on the judge that gave them the chair.


    like that?

  36. Krono says:

    He’ll probably get into the section on defamation as well. There are some pretty classic examples on Jack’s part in all this as well.


  37. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always thought that Thompson suffers from a legal version of what is called in layman’s terms a ‘Napoleon Complex’.

  38. Anonymous says:

    How sad.  It’s depressing to think that there are people like this in the world.  It’s obvious to me that permanent disbarrment is appropriate in this situation but that just impacts him vocationally and is only the first step toward addressing a much bigger problem.  Even more importantly, he really, truly needs some multifaceted professional help.  In spite of his deplorable behavior, I think he probably is an intelligent guy who could potentially be reformed and contribute to the betterment of our society.  But he’s obviously not capable of doing that right now.  Maybe with the support of his family and the help of a good counselor we’ll see a "better" Jack Thompson at some point in the future?  Here’s hoping…

  39. Matthew says:

     It seems to me that Jack Thompson has ruined more lives than Rockstar has ever been accused of. By Jack Thompson. I would say it’s ironic, but I don’t think he knows irony.

  40. Nova Quinn says:

    I think the most important thing that can happen now is for the Florida Supreme Court to issue its judgement on this matter with all due haste.  This has already dragged on long enough, and I believe that Judge Tunis’ report, in addition to all the anecdotal evidence is more than enough proof that this behavior is ongoing, and probably will be until he loses his license to practice law.  The sooner they rule, the sooner that the lawyers and judges can stop hearing this through the official channels that most of them, to not be derelict in their duties, MUST read. 

    Then, if he keeps it up, it’ll all be as a civilian with no other legal standing.  It’s not only easier to sue him then if things continue, but more importantly for the involved parties, MUCH easier to ignore him and get on with their own lives.  Which I believe has to be the most important thing here, instead of revenge on ol’ Jack.

  41. Anonymous says:

    I know exactly what you mean, sometimes it’s just too incredible to believe, you have to keep watching just to make sure it’s actually real, and not some kind of ongoing joke.

    Thompson has assured his place in the history books, but not in the way he wanted. He will be one of a ‘select’ group, just not the one he wanted.

    His place in History will be in Text-books at law schools everywhere, under the heading ‘Professional Ethics and the Disciplinary System – A Case Study’

  42. Krono says:

    I’m not so sure. Yeah, he’s narcissistic, and something of a sociopath as well, but I don’t think the levels of paranoia that Jack displays can fall into a personality disorder. They seem more to fall into the kinds of disorder the layman calls insanity.



  43. Krono says:

    What to know what’s really stupid? The meeting that he wanted to set up? It was for the purpose of getting Mr. Kellog’s client to coerce someone else that was suing Jack.

    More specifically Beasly broadcasting retained Norm Kent for a while to fend off Jack about some radio programming. When all was said and done, Mr. Kent ended up filing his own personal (and successful) defamation lawsuit against Jack. Once that suit was filed, Jack of course began demanding that Beasly get Kent to drop his suit based on his usual conspiracy theories. Beasly then hired Mr. Kellog to fend off Jack and his contention that Beasly was behind Mr. Kent’s lawsuit.

    So Mr. Kellog was out of town for a week, and couldn’t arrange a meeting with Jack. Jack then tries to get Mr. Kellog’s partner Mr. Cardenas to arrange this impossible meeting. When Cardenas couldn’t do that, Jack begame to defam Mr. Cardenas to the entire state of Florida.

    So it’s not just that the meeting wasn’t set up it couldn’t be. Jack attempted to destroy an entirely innocent man’s life, all because he couldn’t do the impossible and get an out of town co-worker magically back to Florida to meet with Jack.


  44. TexCub says:

    This is the greatest professional implosion I’ve ever seen! I wouldn’t have thought that I would giggle so when I see someone in such a self-destructive downward spiral, but here I am.

  45. Salen says:

    So basically, JT goes after EVERYONE this way? Wow. I’m blown away, if only because it proves everything that I’ve thought of JT over the years.

    Good going JT. Way to keep a civil discourse going. Enjoy your Permanant disbarment when it’s dropped onto you like the Lawyerly Banhammer it will be.

  46. Azhrarn says:

    It won’t stop him, he’s to obsessed with the very idea to quit.
    But what we can hope for is that anyone he has ever falsely accused, or will accuse (because he will, I don’t have any doubts about that) will sue the living daylights out of him, or perhaps have him imprisoned, or sent to a mental institution.


  47. Tarosan says:

    After I told him everything under the sun he deserves to get thrown out heck I would love it if he was sent to jail and ROT for the rest of his life but I think he’ll get sued for being such a moron.

  48. BearDogg-X says:

    Well, that too. Hell, that might actually happen once he’s disbarred and runs his mouth again.

  49. gameman9 says:

    WOW!!! I’m just amazed by what he does. Jack started all of that just because he didn’t set up a meeting. How stupid.

  50. Bryan says:

    I’m just worried that, that kid he represented that killed three police officers is going to use all of this to claim that he had incompetent representation during his trial and thus get himself a new trial.

  51. Matriculated says:

    This part of Judge Dava Tunis’ report really stuck out when I read it yesterday. Thjis is probabaly Jack’s lowest moment. Accussing someone of being a child molestor without any evidence? What the hell was he actually hoping it was going to accomplish.

    I think this also explains how Jack’s gotten away with what he’s been doing for 20 years; people don’t want to deal with him. It’s not so much fear but more knowing he’ll make your lifa as difficult as possible. I applaud Kellog and Cardenas for actually saying "enough is enough" and sticking up for all the people Jack has harrassed for the last two decades.

    Will disbarment stop Jack from sending out all these hurtful messages? Almost certainly not (in fact, now he’s got "nothing to lose" I wouldn’t be surprised if he ups the ante) but as he’s now a normal citizen, any unpleasent email/faxes he sends out are now a matter for the police to deal with. I don’t think Kellog/Cardenas/Ward or whoever else is on Jack’s hitlist is going to hesitate calling the police after they went through the trouble of a Bar disciplinary proceeding.

  52. Xavier says:

    I used to think Jack was entertaining because no one can be this stupid. But after thinking about all that he has done, this isn’t even the worst. 4 days after the NIU shooting he is threating to sue if they don’t do an investigation and turn over documents to him reguarding video games and the killer. He went after school that just had a horrible tragidy to further his own selfish agenda, as if his personal motto was "What would Jesus do? He’d Sue!". He goes after innocent people and harrasses them relentlessly because he is throwing a tantrum over someone not responding to him. It’s just sick. He isn’t protecting the kids, he is an ambulance chaser looking for a pay day.

  53. Trevor McGee says:

    Jack Thompson is going to turn into the real life equivalent of the Joker after being disbarred and he’ll probably go on a killing spree himself. I don’t care what he pays a therapist to say, that man is not sane. These are not the actions of a sane man with morals or ethics.

  54. The Three-Edged Sword says:

    I find myself smiling at one thing in particular.

    Thompson wants to consider himself a hero for throwing in against various forms of Media. It’s becoming more and more apparent that the true ‘heros’ are those who, knowing the kind of venomous, spiteful abuse they faced by doing so, still walked into the breach and faced him.

    The people here should be proud of themselves, like others, you refused to bend under years of insults & threats, Dennis reported the truth, regardless of Thompsons’ attempts to distort it, and no doubt suffered harassment not only of himself, but of his family, employers & friends as well.

    I don’t so much feel ‘glad’ that Thompson is going, as people have pointed out, his inability to have the slightest long term impact on the Media he attacks, his ability to actually increase their earnings, means that, without the personal attacks, Thompson would have been worse than a failure, but his sheer spite and his contempt for his fellow man shone through like a beacon, and has finally reached the eyes of his superiors, and coupled with a complete inability to accept any responsiblity whatsoever for his own behaviour, he has shown without question that he should not be a lawyer.


  55. Paul Farinelli says:

    You’d think that, given the fact that so many people believe Jack is an asshole (to be blunt) he’d  come to realize that, objectively speaking, he is one. But he conitinues to boggle my mind, believing that it’s in  fact the opposite and he’s the good guy.It’s insanity!

  56. BearDogg-X says:

    Wow. Just wow.

    Thompson deserves the punishment he’s getting, all because he refuses to practice what he preaches about growing up and getting a life.

    Enjoy unemployment, Jacky Boy. You’ve earned it.

  57. kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    And he dares accuse his opponents of mafia tactics…. hell, I’m half tempted to get a statewide restraining order on him if such is possible. I NEVER want him setting foot in Michigan and morally bankrupting it again. Bad enough our economy sucks, we don’t need mob boss wannabe lawyers making it worse

  58. Pizzª_کLﮞT says:

    I really hope they go through with the Lifetime disbar…. but i have to wonder if it will really stop Thompson from doing what he does.  I mean just because he is disbarred doesn’t mean he won’t stop sending baseless claims to anyone and everyone he feels the need to spread lies to.

  59. Saladin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’m REALLY looking forward to that lifetime ban. Everybody knows Jack’s an ass. So what’s the logical move when he’s disbarred for life? Do the same damn thing. Unfortunately, he’ll be just a normal citizen then. That’s when the authorities will pay Mr. Thompson a visit regarding his behavior……

    Jail time for Jackie?

  60. beemoh says:

    >”The problem, your men, Mrs. Kellogg and Mrs. Cardenas, seem to have it is
    that they care about some women, but not all women. They certainly don’t care about my wife and our 12 year old son.”

    …Jack Thompson’s 12 year old son is a woman?


  61. Conejo says:

    not particularly.  i’m more of a classic sociopath than Thompson.

    he most definately would be a textbook case of clinical Narcissism, though.

    Here are we — and yonder yawns the universe.

  62. oto kirlama says:

    Nintendo is indeed selling SOME of these on the Virtual Console but not even close to all of them. While i agree in part to his piracy he was filling a market that Nintendo failed to recognize. Maybe someone doesnt want to buy a Wii. maybe they just want a console with 50 – 100 NES games on them?? maybe just maybe?

    but no Nintendo wants everyone araba kiralama to buy the Wii. thats their excuse but thats not what copyright is supposed to protect. i am real sure that the makers of 10 yard fight were losing sleep because they were missing out on their $0.00025 worth because they didnt get royalties from this player. *smirk*

    my question is, should Super Mario Bros. be banned from public domain forever? isnt 23 years enough time for Nintendo to have made their profits?

    If you have followed the Steamboat Willie case regarding Mickey Mouse you can rest in your bed well at night knowing that the MOUSE will still be under copyright law, away from public domain after your great grandchildren are in nursing homes. That is beyond ridiculous dont you think??

    Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it’s due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA’s Board of Directors need to find a way to get out rent a car of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there’s no one left on the Board.

    Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.


    Now I don’t have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

    Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

    Wait… I think that sounds like a good idea.

    But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God’s Sake… least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

  63. Justice For Gamers says:

    I know this came kinda late, but for the first time in my life, I agree that this guy (Jack Thompson) is a mentally deranged psycho that has nothing better to do with his time than to bash video games at every single chance he gets, whether it was on FAUX News, X-Play (great job by Adam for slammin’ him one!) or any other media outlet in Florida. Hopefully now he gets the idea that video games are not the root cause of violence and nor do they encourage violence of any sort.

    I mean, even with the rambunctious attitude he had during the trial to storming out of the courtroom, he was solely responsible for putting the kibosh through his own career as one of those ambulance chasing trial laywers (rip on John Edwards).

    For now, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. He will never show his face in a courtroom again, nor will he ever show his face on any representable news outlet ever again. Now, we need to focus on seeing what we can do to get rid of all the other whackos in the anti-gaming movement.

  64. Anonymous says:

    Err, let me rephrase that.  Good RELIGIOUS people, as Sarah wasn’t technically Christian.. but you get the idea, since Abraham was referred to as a "man of faith" held up as an example FOR Christians.

  65. Anonymous says:

    Hmm.. even good Christian women like, oh, I don’t know, Sarah (Abraham’s wife) had no problems respectfully pointing out that her husband was about to make a stupid mistake.  Being a good Christian wife does not preclude common sense – at least, it’s not SUPPOSED to.  Just a thought. 😀

  66. Loudspeaker says:

    I have to say it’s especially nice to see posts from those who have been personally involved with JT.  JT has villified the gaming community and now the gaming community knows he’s villified those within his own profession in his lengthy, "They’re all out to get me!", crusade.

    Thank you Mr. Kent.

    Thank you Mr. Kellog.

    You have earned our praise and support with your honorable actions.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  67. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always loved that name too, though it’s always made me wonder: is that a welder who is a dog, or is it someone who welds dogs?

    I have this surreal picture of a building made of toy poodles welded together.  Still yapping.



  68. GryphonOsiris says:

    There is an action that seems to fit better than any words I know. In sport fencing the fencers always salute their opponent before and after a bout. It is ceremony as much as it is a symbol of respect to the other person. It is difficult to describe as it is something that must be felt.

    With that said, I raise my sword and salute you Mr. Kent. You’ve earned it.

  69. GryphonOsiris says:

    In part I think that comes from him not being willing to admitt that he is wrong in anyway. Him having to defend his actions means that he could possibly be wrong in some way shape or form. Therefore he will not defend what he has done, as he has always been right and will always be right.

    I’m confusing myself with this now, so I’ll stop before my brain becomes Tapioca pudding.

  70. GryphonOsiris says:

    But you also must understand that blind faith of intelligent and educated people also launched the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, and 9/11. Blind faith can bring madness into anyone if it is something that believe strongly enough in.

  71. Krono says:

    Why they were in contact gets mention at the start of that complaint. Jack was being sued for defamation, and blamed a broadcasting company in much the same way that any time gamers annoy him, Take Two’s behind it. Anyways, the company hired the services of Kellog to deal with Jack accusing them of masterminding a lawsuit they had no involvment in. So they were in contact because Kellog had the job of dealing with Jacks various demands that had no basis in reality.


  72. kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Watch, he’ll keep trying to represent people whenever Take Two MIGHT be involved. THe perpetrator can have hated video games as much as he has, but he will likely march into the court declaring "GTA made him do it!!!" Er, wait, no, forgot, his MO doesn’t include letting the bodies cool

  73. A viking says:

    This is way off subject, but Dog Welder? That’s the coolest fricking name I’ve ever seen.

  74. Dog Welder says:

    If Thompson continues this pattern of behavior after his disbarment, I suspect he will be in prison by the end of this decade.  He just loves that "Jack Thompson, Attorney at Law" stationary, and you know he won’t stop using it or referring to himself as an "Attorney and you’re not."

  75. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand how he got off this easy to be honest.  In my mind this goes beyond a simple bar complaint, or even criminal harassment.  This is clearly Witness Intimidation, he’s attacking people who filled legitimate grievances before a court of law, and trying to obliquely threaten them into silence.

    That bit about bar complaints being dangerous things is like something out of The Godfather.  The meaning is clear, "This is all happening because you told the court about my behavior, and it’s going to keep happening unless you placate me somehow."  He never comes out and says it, but its crystal clear that this is his method of trying to keep the complaint from proceeding, since he could obviously never defeat it in court.

    How he could’ve possibly avoided jail for as long as he has boggles my mind.  That he’s done this to support his web of harassment, libel, and slander against percieved enemies, should have led to charges of felony witness intimidation/witness tampering.

  76. Anonymous says:

    ok, thanks. What an asshole. if anybody went after my wife like that, in an issue between just the both of us, he would be 6 feet under

  77. DarkTetsuya says:

    Kinda late but I wanted to give a shoutout to both Norm and Larry for coming here to post about all that. Thanks guys!

  78. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Dear Mr. Kellogg and Mr. Kent,

    The two of you are invited to a cup of tea with Mr. S. Darkman at *SNIP REAL ADDRESS*. Please come post-haste.

    EZK: Please don’t post your address.

    (Just kidding with the EZK thing. I really want to post the address, but I know I can’t. -S.D.)


  79. Realist says:

    Kellogg’s right, Tunis has also become a target for Thompson’s wrath simply by being the referee and not ruling in his favour; basically, he’s mad at her for doing her job.  

    So, like an angry child, he’s promptly resorted to sulking (walking out of court), crying (whining at the judge), and throwing a tantrum (insulting the judge). He’s doing his best to not only humiliate her but discredit her by pointing out the most frivolous irregularities. Frankly, if we lived in a world where people took the items he accused Tunis of seriously, then he’d have been hung, drawn and quartered by now.

  80. SW ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    All of those who stood up to Jack Thompson should recieve medals. And thank you Mr. Kent, and Mr. Kellogg, and so many others for confronting Mr. Thompson on what he was doing, and for helping to bring this moment to us. Mr. Thompson, for too long, had insulted the legal profession for far too long, and to see him finally pay the penalty for his actions, well, that is reward aplenty.

    Seeing what I had in the report proved to be sobering. To see so many people have their careers damaged by Thompson showed that his video game antics were just the surface of it. Too many legal professionals had to pay the price for his foolishness.

  81. Kincyr says:

    Oh he still deserves mental help, it’s just too late to make any difference whatsoever.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  82. Anthrax says:

    It doesn’t even really matter if the doctor says JT is sane, we all know he’s not. And if the doctor says he’s perfectly fine then I’d throw him in the loonybin along with Jackie. This man needed help a long time ago, although I can’t say he deserves any. Who knows, maybe they’ll even start recognizing his condition as a new mental illness, and they’ll name it Jack Thompson disorder. 

    A toast to watching Jack Thompson’s "career" in law claw it’s own brain out, and a long handshake to those who decided to confront him.

  83. Norm Kent says:


    It’s a Sunday morning here in Florida, in July, and I have just finished reading all these posts.

    As I have been referred to here and again, I wanted to join with my friend Larry Kellogg and simply say ‘thank you’ for the kind and generous thoughts you have shared on the message boards.

    The gaming community has been instrumental in lending insight into the relevant issues of these disputes; of bringing logic and truth to the debate and the public.

    You have proven to be a  thoughtful, introspective, and sophisticated partnership of members, and you yourselves should be very, very proud of what you have achieved and how you have prevailed over voices that sought to unjustifiably demonize you. You too have endured the weight of accusations that were false, aspersions which were untrue, and generalizations that were specious.

    Congratulations on your endurance and energy.

    In its forthcoming opinion, I think you will see that the Supreme Court of Florida heard your voices.

    Norm Kent


  84. Mr. Manguy says:

    Scientologist’s philosophy: The purpose of the lawsuit is to harass and intimidate.

    “A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw

  85. Anonymous says:

    You know, Jack’s actions seem suspiciously close to the actions that Scientologists would take: if you cannot halt the actions of others, defame and destroy their character. It’s even spelled out in Hubbard’s book Dianetics (or so I believe). So, my question to Jack is this: considering the actions that you have displayed, would you make a good Christian or a good Scientologist?

    @DeusPayne: I knew it! Their actions and methods of fearmongering are almost identical, but this time, a much fewer amount of people listened to him. As per my previous statement, maybe he would make a good McCarthy-ist…

    Mr. Kellogg, Mr. Cardenas, thank you for having to put up with the endless bullcrap that spews from JT’s mouth so that he could be revealed as the scumbag he truly is. I’m just sorry that you, your friends, and your loved ones had to put up with this for so long.

  86. DeusPayne ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I figured it out, he’s the reincarnation of McCarthy, and the part of his brain the deciphers meanings of words has "Video Games" and "Communism" mixed up.

  87. Anonymous says:

    @ GP

    Thanks for the post involing the non-gamers.  It made it even more clear to see that the conduct was not only directed toward those in gaming.

    @ Mr. Kellogg

    Thank you.  Hearing from you, we can appreciate all you and Mr. Cardenas went through.  Thank you for writing in.  As a law student, I did (0n this side of the pond) some research and it seems that the referee reports usually runfrom 15 to 30 pages, max; many are summaries of the events.  I think a lot is owed to Judge Tunis, as Mr. Kellogg stated.  If she just wrote a summary, somehow the effect of all that occurred over the 20 years wouldn’t have had the same impact.

    But seeing the transcripts and letters and faxes quoted from, sure lays it out.  Looks like she put in a lot of extra work and becasue of that made his conduct anavoidable to see.  Seems like this was a convergence of a group of people from a lot of states willing to take the case all the way–with the bar–and a judge willing to stick with it.  I disagree with the post that said it was boring.  I guess you’ve never read land-use briefs (to name one type.)  This was like a novella, only based on actual transcripts and evidence. 

    Think about the difference in reading something like "many emails were sent with misleading information", versus the actual quote after quote after quote.  Sometimes (as a budding writer) the style makes as much difference in the presentation as what is said.

    Again thanks to GP and Mr. Kellogg for writing.

  88. JS ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Still floored by the things that keep washing up. It’s… pathetic, really. Both that a person could stoop so low, and that it took so long, and took so much heartache from so many people, to finally (presumably) put him down. Kudos to you, Mr. Kellogg, GP, and all the rest who’ve had to put up with him. It’s almost painful just watching the splash damage from the sidelines-I can’t imagine how nasty his actions must be at ground zero.

    An unscrupulous, even arguably downright evil, or at least sociopathic, man is about to have his legal teeth pulled. Is JT the worst lawyer in the country? Who knows? Maybe there’s other, even nuttier lawyers whose specific conspiracy-theories and mindless crusades don’t interact with the communities I follow. But one certainly has to allow for the possibility, if you think about it. The possibility that JT is, in fact, the single worst lawyer in the country.

    For now.

  89. tony selby says:

    whats always stood out to me in this case, and in all of jacks filings really, is that he has never once actually made a filling that defends his actions, his early fillings were trying to draw attention to what Norm Kent was doing in a "Hey, your mad at me, but check out what he’s doing" sort of manner

    now his latest filings, are all about how nobody in Florida is fit to oversee his disbarment trial, all for multitudes of reasons, still no defense for his actions, even if you read some to the transcripts of his cross examination, he never once even tries to show himself in a good light, he just tries to show that the people complaining about him are angry at him, and as such their testimony is invalid

    to me what this suggests is that even Jack realizes that there is no excuse for his actions, and instead is trying to save his career shooting for a technicality of an invalid trail, he gets even more abrasive with each day in an attempt to get the bar to say "Screw this, we’re done", or make them look like they are just so angry with him that they are making things up to get rid of him, fully realizing that it’s these actions that got him in trouble to begin with

    even in his book he suggests these methods for fight a "Culture war": Be mean, take the offensive, use shame. which is exactly what he’s trying to do here, his goal is a PR battle instead of a legal battle, he hopes to cast the courts in such a negative light that they give up prosecuting him, just to make him stop

    While i personally have no ill will towards the man, i do hope he is disbarred on the grounds that this is no way for a lawyer to act, and it’s very apparent that he has no intentions of changing the way he does business

  90. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If she’s a "good Christian woman" then she wouldn’t dare to question any of her husband’s actions. This is the only reason I can see that he continues to profit from her actual work. She seems to be the sort of woman whom Jack mentioned when he accosted the Blank-Rome attorney on the stand. She will stand by her husband no matter the horrors and attrocities he commits, because she believes that that is the proper conduct of a wife.

    One should acknowledge her faith and adherence to its doctrines. But at the same time one must wonder why she does not use her apparent professional skill to confront her husband’s actions. There comes a point wherein blind faith and common sense must collide. And I am mind-boggled that this has not occurred yet. It’s one thing to believe that a wife should be subservient to a husband – it’s not something I subscribe to, but people are free to choose their beliefs – but it’s another to accept anything the husband does as acceptable.

    This is not an ignorant girl we’re talking about, but a successful, professional lawyer who is respected by her peers. At some point she needs to sit down with Jack and have a discussion about his actions. She would do so with any other client or the like. Why she hasn’t with her husband is beyond reckoning when he has displayed such irrational and unconscionable actions.

  91. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I think we’ve all seen why no one has gone after Jack until now. It’s pretty self-evident from the evidence presented. It’s simply too difficult and painful to attempt to move against Jack in a legal way. He has no qualms against destroying his enemies in any way he sees fit. 20 years ago, the Bar realized this, and they unfortunately hoped that if they ignored the problem, it would go away. Perhaps they hoped he would move away and they wouldn’t have to deal with him. Or perhaps he would do something so out there that we would be incarcerated (a distinct possibility), or that he would do something that could easily be countered. But he didn’t, and countless people have had to suffer for it.

    The truth is that the Bar took the easy way out. They foresaw what challenging Jack would entail and didn’t bother with it. They hoped he would do away with himself in one way or another so that they wouldn’t be burdened with bringing a conslusive case against him. There was ample evidence at the time, but they didn’t want to deal with his unceasing attacks and mudslinging.

    It was only through the tireless efforts the complainants, such as Mr. Kellogg, that brought Jack down. He could lie and discombobulate as much as he wanted. But they persevered. They ignored his lies, baseless accusations and threats, and use facts, and his own behavior, against him.

    Kudos to those who did what the Bar would or could not.

  92. Mazinger-Z says:

    After reviewing the judge’s highlights in her 169 page document… I honestly cannot believe that Thompson’s wife isn’t aware of any of this. I cannot believe this has not affected her career. While it would be unfair to do so, there is always going to be politics and if I ran around Florida like this man did, I can sure as hell be catching crap at home for it. You have a man defaming two highly rated lawyers and this didn’t get back to his wife? WTF?

  93. Mark Lucherini ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mr. Kellogg, kudos to you and Mr. Cardenas for staying the course, and for showing the world the true Jack Thompson. This, excuse my french, pissed me off so much I sent him an email of my own. First time I’d ever really considered doing it, and it’ll have no effect, but I had to let the man know there was someone else out here condemns his behaviour.

    I hope that, from this point forward, you no longer have to deal with his particular brand of idiocy, and that things get back to normal for you (as normal as things are for anyone, at any extent).

  94. Mazinger-Z says:

    Mr. Kellogg,

    At first, we thought Jack Thompson acted this way solely through the internet and through basic bullying to people lacking any form of legal defense. I’m very much amazed the man has been allowed to act as he has for the past 20 years with no form of retribution.

    Thank you for rallying together with other complainants about this man. He needed to be stopped long ago. I’m sad it has taken this long to get real justice done.

  95. Matt ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Kudos, Mr. Kellogg, for standing up to this heinous excuse of a human being.  You are right in wondering how much sooner this should have happened.  You and your colleague are an example of doing what is right in the world.

  96. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Big thanks to Mr. Kellogg for both posting here and his actions to help stop Jack.

    I’m actually pretty amazed. I stated during the trial coverage GP provided that as bad as the game-related portions which were provided here, the "other" parts which we didn’t see at the time would probably be the most damaging to Jack. While he could have weaseled his way out of those charges since Judge Tunis and the Bar’s rep weren’t experienced gamers, the Tew-Cardenas bit was solely regarding regular legal matters with which any legal professional would be well versed.

    I’ll let Judge Tunis’ words speak for themselves regarding the strength of this portion of the charges:

    "As to this count involving Tew Cardenas, the conduct and motivation
    of Mr. Thompson as proven by the evidence surpasses the extreme, at the
    very least. It is almost hard to imagine a lawyer comporting himself in this
    wholly reckless manner, but the evidence shows beyond any doubt that the
    Respondent in fact, did so. Mr. Thompson caused a series of chain reactions
    of utterly inappropriate, offensive and debasing conduct that belies any sense
    of moral decency and professionalism" [pg 134 of the Final Report].

  97. Jack Wessels says:

    From what I understand, and I’m a little sketchy on why Thompson and Kellogg were in contact to begin with, I believe they were on opposite sides of a case I’m not familiar with. Kellogg had to head out of state, as attorneys often do, and Thompson was to immature to wait until he got back so he went after his partner, Cardenas. Cardenas had nothing to do with the case, and never represented the client Thompson was whining about.

    Then after they filed the complaint Thompson started harrassing them even more, even going so far as to call the porn distributors to people as high up as the president, and as personal as their wives. Necessitating them to explain these lies to people they’ve known for years.

    All because Kellogg wasn’t able to return a phone call before Thompson threw a hissy fit.


    -"A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

  98. EmeraldDragon says:

    I can’t help but wonder where he found the time to send all these letters and emails to all these people.

  99. Tarosan says:

    Well done Mr Kellogg for taking the hits needed to expose JT as someone who really needs to go see a shrink ASAP

  100. Jack Wessels says:

    What a son of a bitch. Mr. Kellogg, Mr. Cardenas, for what it’s worth, you have my thanks, and my respect for taking the hits required to get this deranged man out of the legal profession.


    -"A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

  101. A viking says:

    I motion to present Mr. Kellogg with our own Freedom Award-esque thing, as he is infinitely more deserving than Jack Bruce. He’s had to cope with slander and libel on an incredibly personal level, and yet was able to objectively state his feelings on the matter and contribute in no small part to what is almost guaranteed to be the downfall of Thompson. Maybe we could melt down some pennies and make a little statue? Buy him a copy of GTA IV?

  102. Dex says:

    Mr. Kellogg, I just want to add my thanks to those above, for doing what you did. I’m glad there are lawyers out there willing to take a stand for their principles, and do what must be done, though it cause them pain. Also, it’s a great pleasure to have you take the time to post here. And you are right, letting injustice slide by because it is ‘irrelevant’ only leads to more injustice. I hope that in the future I might follow that example in my own life.

  103. black manta says:

    Sorry I couldn’t be here for this early on.  I was at a convention all day, one of the guests being George Takei, who talked at length about the California Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage and his upcoming wedding.  He gave a very stirring speech about how we need to be more politically active, as governments are only as good as the people who run them, and it depends on us, the people, to make sure it works properly, and that there are people out there who are only too eager to take advantage of and abuse the flaws in the system.  He didn’t name anyone specific, but Thompson I’m sure would easily fit into George’s criteria.

    I wanted to talk to George about my political activism as a member of the ECA, and about Jack Thompson (epsecially seeing as how he has also gone after Howard Stern – whose show George is a frequent guest on – as well as gay rights) and the good news about his upcoming disbarment, but sadly never got the chance.  I’m sure though that George would have found it all extremely interesting.

    Anyway, as with the others, thank you Mr. Kellogg for your bravery and resolve in dealing with this bully who has been a blight on the legal system for far too long.  Everything you described about him and his tactics in the court transcripts are exactly what I’ve been telling others for years: He tries to ruin and disrupt people’s lives with lies.  Most third parties who recieve his emails have no idea what kind of person he is, only assuming that since he identifies himself as a lawyer (a person whose occupation, much like that of a police officer or a doctor, automatically engenders a certain amount of trust and authority) that what he says must have some merit and warrant looking into.  That’s how he’s been able to deal so much damage, and he knows it.

    Now thanks to you, his lies and methods have been exposed for all the world to see.  No one will believe him anymore after this, he’s aware of this, and he’s running scared despite his declarations to the contrary (more puffery on his part).

    Jack wants to make this all about how he’s being persecuted because of his faith, but you pointed out there clearly that it was his conduct and his methods, NOT his faith, that was at issue.  That simple statement blew a big hole in his lame excuse for a "defense" and gave Judge Tunis a big nail to put in his coffin.  Thank you very much, then, for your testimony as it went a long way towards showing him for what he really is.  

  104. UKInterestedParty says:

    Dear Mr Kellogg,

    I’d like to congratulate you on your success regarding the Thompson case. It has proved to be a fascinating experience for me, even over the pond.

    Also, well done on your very nice replies to his smarmy tactics. I personally feel that I would not have kept such a level head in lieu of his provoking comments. I do honestly hope that he actually gets punished properly for his actions, and to finally teach him that being a lawyer does not allow him to be above the law, as he so often seems to flaunt.

    My heart goes out to your family, firm and friends for having to put up with his mass scare mongering.

    Stand firm, stand tall, and rest assured that you made a good choice and were well justified in doing so.

    J.T, if you’re reading this (as you invariably will be), I hope you understand some day the extent of your crimes and the repercussions that follow.

    Payback’s a bitch innit?

  105. Anonymous says:

    His wife is a very successful lawyer.

    Dedicated wife that she is, I hope she likes paying out the awards when he starts losing libel suits.


  106. Anonymous says:

    i dont think she enjoys it at all.

    no matter how succesful her practise might be i doubt she’d want it whipe-out by the many cases of libel JT is liable.


    I wonder whats his angle?  Does he view the video game companies like cash-cows ready for a milking? does he expect billions and billions in settlement money like the ones that tobacco companies shelled-out?  no sane person can expect to put up such an act continuously without some sort of benefit.


    maybe thats how he sweetens her tea: promising billions in a settlement-fee windfall; and she treats it like a business loan towards his practise, a price to pay to keep him out of the house.

  107. Tarosan says:

    I was going to suggest that as soon as he disbarred from the Florida Bar and his right to practice law gets revoked then he can’t threaten to make lawsuits anymore thus he would end up absolutely vulnerable and who would he get to defend himself… no-one wants to be associated with the loon let alone defend him against lawsuits.

    So wait for his disbarment then ALL his enemies and us gamers will have this sick fuck tied up in lawsuits until he becomes grass.

  108. kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Still, it’d likely take more than two hands to count the peopel who might like soem good old fashioned payback.

  109. ddrfr33k ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Wouldn’t it be divine irony if angry gamers started using the facts from his disbarrment trial against him? send emails to politicians, Fox News, political groups, completely ruin his image.  that would be the ultimate punishment.

  110. Anonymous says:

    Yeah too bad we can’t get him disbarred from humanity. The man is clearly absolutely ****ing nuts.

  111. Timmay! says:

    Forget person lawsuits, go for criminal charges.  There’s got to be enough evidence to get him on an insane number of harrasment charges, and probably a couple for stalking to.  I have to say that for everything Jack’s done, permanent disbarrment and enough lawsuits for him to go bankrupt would never be enough.  He deserves real punishment, jail time, parol, I know it’s a stretch but registered as a sexual offender (for the gay porn he posted on the Florida Bar website).  This man deserves every form of punishment allowed by law to be thrown at him.

    And Jack, if you’re reading this, a guilt trip about pulling you away from you wife and child to put you in jail, and putting your family through hardship by being forced into bankruptcy will not work here.  You’ve dug your own grave for years with your irreprehensible behavior time and time and time again, you put a list of people through emotional and mental hardships all in the name of your greedy, immature, personal crusade in the name of "God".  I tell you as a Christian that no other true Christian would EVER act the way you do, I don’t believe you have any love in your heart for anyone except yourself.  What you’re doing to your wife and child are brought on by yourself and no-one else.  I feel so sorry for the both of them and the hardships you force them to face every day because of what you do.  I’ve prayed for them to have strength through your bar hearing, and I will pray that they will have the strength to get through what may eventually become an insurmountable list of lawsuits and criminal charges that should be brought against you.

    You’ve been left to your own devices for far too long, and have caused a great deal of damage.  It’s time for you, Mr. John Bruce Thompson, to be brought back to face the consequences for your actions.

  112. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large.
    For information on games and psychology, look up:
    Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  113. Rob The says:

    Well, I’m a bit late, but I just wanted to add my heartfelt THANK YOU to mr. Kellogg, Gamepolitics and everyone else who stood up to mr. Thompson. Reading the above, it’s unbelievable what you all must have gone through in dealing with him.

    Living in The Netherlands, mr. Thompson’s antics have been little more than a (very big) annoyance to me, but even here he’s known to have been contacting Dutch politicians regarding his skewed views on videogames. Him being taken on in court personally was long overdue and I salute you for finally making it happen!

    Maybe after this, people can finally begin to focus on the real underlying problems if a shooting ever occurs again, instead of mr. Thompson continually clouding the investigation by blaming videogames in any media outlet he can contact. If so, I have no doubt that your actions today will eventually, somewhere, sometime, save future lifes.

  114. HarmlessBunny says:

    Right now, with his license it is difficult to sue him. As a lawyer he can file endless amounts of crap to delay it to the end of time and back (he has been limited on that, but it is not impossible now). It is actually far easier to wait until he is disbarred and then strike.

    Then again with his reputation, NO ONE wants extra contact with them…and would do anything in their power just to avoid Jack and never see him again.

  115. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I think I covered the answer above.

    It was perceived as simply too much trouble for its worth to do so.

    Hopefully after he loses his license to practice, there will be a slew of lawsuits arguing  your point.

  116. Anonymous says:

    I’m curious why civil suits were never filed? Given the amount of information some of these people have had from JT’s harassement it seems like an easy case to sue for Libel/harassement and the like. As a Christian I believe JT is a waste of whatever gift God gave him. And I hate frivolous lawsuits but there is enough damning things JT has done that he should be in bankruptcy due to civil suits by now.

  117. Anonymous says:

    Queen Jack Edition.

    (King James was a documented homosexual and earned himself the nickname Queen James… after King Elisabeth. I hope Jack reads this comment just for the "annoy the fundie" value.)

  118. kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    A HUMMER is a pretty good measure of how much of a D bag someone can be, plus, I don’t think you can even try to run somwone off the road with a Prias 😛

  119. Anonymous says:

    Frankly, I think he’s dug his grave so deeply he’s gonna be showing up in a chinese rice paddy….

  120. Pixelantes Anonymous says:

    Dropped on his head one too many times as a child would be my guess.

    He’s been "like that" for a loooong time. Just google Janet Reno and Jack Thompson.

    The escalating pattern of madness is just a result from a narcissistic egomaniac being on the losing side of arguments for too long. He can’t help but react in that way, because of his mental condition. It isn’t something that happened to him, he’s always been like that. It’s just that before he wasn’t constantly on the losing side, so his ego was being stroked enough to prevent him from going all batshit insane 24/7.


  121. Cattleprod says:

    Email probably helped him pick up the pace of his harassment, which in turn helped speed up his disbarment.

  122. GryphonOsiris says:

    there is an old saying my father taught me, and his father taught him. "If a good man does nothing then he is equally guilty of the evil that was done."

    You did something, instead of bowing under the cruel, hateful and malicious intent of Thompson. It takes a lot of courage to stand ones’ ground and say "This is the line and I’ll not let you cross it."


    You are a good man, sir, and I’ll have words with anyone that says otherwise.

  123. SW ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Sir, I am in awe of you, and others like you who took on Jack "The Hack" Thompson. I take my hat off to you, sir, for having the courage to stand up to this stain on the law. I thank you, and salute you and all of your peers.

    Having read the report from the judge’s report, I was wondering why the Bar didn’t put its foot down sooner. In this case, I am glad they did now. Thank you sir, and a big thank you to all of those who stood up to Thompson. Here is to hoping the example made of him will prevent future occurences.

  124. J.L. AKA Naustradamus ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    As many others, yes, I must say I am very happy about your actions and what you’ve done, even in light of the ongoing attacks and slander against you that you knew would happen.

    I won’t go into details about Jack’s actions, cause even Dennis knows of it (if you can’t give Jack a call on a same day bassist, be ready for years of headache) or about why he is acting that way (either his current goal of video games or fame/attention/etc) but I do need to mention this:

    I myself life in Canada … and though what happens to jack and about jack doesn’t have anything to do with us, if people continued to believe his lies, and if his crusade of extremism continues, the affects it does towards what can and cannot be released within the US will affect the development process of developers, then it’s not only the US consumers that suffer, but consumers worldwide.

    Though at its core, Jack tells us that his ‘campaign’ is so that games of a certain nature cannot be played by children, his actions towards games, views of them and more speaks differently. Not to ban, only to regulate he says … ban GTA, Bully, Manhunt he tried to do.

    I commend you on standing up, on confronting a bully even when you knew what was coming. His tactics are a threat to games, to gamers, to game companies … but even further than that, to lawyers, to judges, to people of the law … and even the laws they are there to protect and act upon them. He is a threat to any and all that does not share his beliefs, views, opinions and understanding. This is why we thank you for standing up to him, for those who could have, and for those who would like you.

  125. hayabusa75 says:

    Mr. Kellogg, I just wanted to add my thanks too, for taking Jack’s crap and throwing it back in his face!  There’s only so much we posters can do from here.  Can we get your predictions on the Florida Supreme Court’s final decision?  =)

  126. Anonymous says:

    I can\’t begin to fathom how you were able to put up with this pathetic individual\’s disgusting behavior while the wheels of our legal system slowly turned. The fact that he\’s been allowed to act this way for as long as he has and to so many people without having already been 1) disbarred, 2) arrested or 3) killed just boggles the mind. If I picked up the paper tomorrow and found out that he\’d shot himself in the head, I\’d be sad…..because an otherwise good bullet had been wasted.

  127. Salen says:

    Wait, this has been going on for over 20 years with OTHER lawyers, and no one took JT to the Bar mat to clean his clock? I’m totally blown away.

    Well, thank you, Mr Kellogg, for standing up where others didn’t. That’s all I really wanted to say.

  128. Lawrence Kellogg says:

     Folks, I just love these comments.  I had many sleepless nights during this fight, and many people told me to just "let it go"; the Florida Bar won’t do anything; no one listens to Thompson because he’s irrelevant; you have better things to do; etc.  One lawyer who he attacked 20 odd years ago told me: "just block his emails and forget about him".  But I thought, if that lawyer had taken him on 20 years ago, I would not have had to deal with his antics from 2005 to 2008.  And "antics" is a pleasant word to define his incessant, endless defamatory communications about me and everyone else who he perceives is his enemy, including Al Cardenas.  (I liken his attacks on Al to be equivalent to a "drive-by shooting", and testified to my opinion).  So I salute Judge Tunis, who suffered much more than I did, in summarizing brilliantly his pattern of unethical "lawyering".  I salute her, and thank all of you for your kind words.

    Larry Kellogg

  129. DarkTetsuya says:

    Jack? With his .001 lawyering average? I’m sure he drives a Prius with one grey fender and a busted out taillight. 😛

    Or he takes the bus and sues anyone that looks at him crosseyed.

  130. HWhitsby says:

    You know, for someone who always tells us gamers to get a life etc…  He sure has a lot of free time to search these message boards, send these mass number of despicable emails, and pray for the day of reckoning.

    I can say that I have about 1-2 hours a day on the net, and maybe an hour or two a week for video games.  I can only imagine how much time you’re on the net every day in your relentless search for ways to torment people.

    The first step is to admit that you have a problem jack.  You have to admit that you have an addiction to the net.  You need to go outside, and start a new life.  Or you can always wait until you’re forced to really soon.

  131. mogbert says:

    One problem is that his actions fly in the face of the concept that everyone should have representation. He seems to do his best at attack the family and companies of the lawyers for his opponents for simply trying to defend their clients.

    You know what? We know that the people that JT accuses are innocent of what he claims, but let’s take a look at Bizzarro World. Let’s act as if GTA’s really had hidden pr0n and was really marketted towards kids for no other reason then to be evil. What would JT want? For the company to go to trial with out a lawyer? If the company gets a lawyer, JT starts to attack them for trying to defend their client.

    He attacks lawyers for the crimes that their clients are accused of. For him, a defense lawyer in a murder case is guilt of an accessory to murder.

    The only time I’ve seen the lawyer guilty for the crimes his client commited was in this case, where JT’s lawyer was found guilty of almost 30 counts of misconduct.

  132. Oz says:

    I am supprised Jack hasn’t been on here making threats and calling us readers "idiots" etc again.

    11th Commandment of Moses "Thou shalt not speak a word against Jack Thompson" is apparently in Exodus 20 in the JTV (Jack Thompson Version) of the bible.

  133. Paper-Cut ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

     Well, finally something is happening at least. I’d buy Mr. Kellogg and Mr. Cardenas both a keg a piece if I could. Thank you so much, both of you, for putting a stop to Jack Thompson and his reign of terror he has brought onto the gaming community.

  134. Anonymous says:

    is he even working?

    how does he make a living?

    cuz this cuzade of his seems to be all encompasing and time consuming.

    does he get any money from any other source other than those paid apperances as a talking-head in cable news programs?

    or does he ask for a large retainer from the people he represents in those "gta made me do it" cases he tried to get going?

    maybe alot of people have just thrown money at him to go away, thats why he keeps trying to blackmail everyone that gets in his way…

    cuz i cant believe he’s got time to go ambulance chasing between all the emails he’s been known to be sending.

    i remember reading that his wife is also an attorney, how can she afford to keep him around the house and tie-up the phone line?


    i know, maybe its was his kid the one sending all those crazy threatening emails while he’s busy chasing ambulances, thats why they are so unprofessional and obviously illegal!


    if he had only given his boy an xbox and gta iv he’d never used his father’s stationery to ruin his law practise….

  135. Conejo says:

    it boggles the mind that anyone would think this was an ethical way to conduct business.

    Here are we — and yonder yawns the universe.

  136. mykalgaidin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Actually, from what I understand (although I would have to double check the DSM-IV to be certain), Mr Thompson’s behavior falls pretty much in line with at the very least a borderline personality disorder.  He knows precisely what he is doing, shows no sign of remorse and does not seem to be suffering from an actual psychosis (hallucinations, etc.).  Hopefully a judge at his inevitable libel/slander/defamation suit will order the poor guy to undergo a psych eval, because he clearly needs help.

    Mr. Kellogg- Thank you for standing up to the cowardly tactics of a man who, if Judge Tunis’ report is any indication, has made many a person’s life unbearable with constant harrassment and baseless charges.  It takes a man of real integrity to take on a man with no integrity.  You are truly a scholar and a gentleman.

    Dennis- Thanks also to you for posting the report, which is required reading, albeit a bit dry. 

  137. cullarn says:

    as the old adage goes all it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to sit by and do nothing

  138. Miang ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Like others here I am glad to see people whos tood up to him. Thompson has a hero complex and I have heard many people over the years say to just ignore him. Well the Bar ignored him for more than ten years — and this is what happened. That’s why I always say you can’t ignore evil (and Thompson is evil, intentionally ruining people’s lives to get whatever he wants at the time) when it pops up.


    Mr. Kellogg, Dennis, and everyone else involved, thank you.

  139. Oz says:

    Somebody mentioned in a previous post that not only would his career be destroyed but his name, his legacy would be the posterboy for "downfall". That this would be the worst, most horrible death of ones career in the legal profession.


  140. Olvan says:

    I was thinking the same thing. I mean, what the hell happened to make him take that path? The guy has been a lawyer for 31 years and i’m pretty sure he wasn’t always like that.

    It’s always a bit sad to see someone dig his own grave.


    On the other hand, I have to admire those you fought back against him over the years. It must have been so hard fighting a guy with those tactics.


  141. Orange Soda says:

    I must say, I sorta pity Thompson.

    Don’t take that the wrong way. He definitely deserves to be punished for what he did. He is an evil, evil man.

    I pity him because of the fact that he went down that path in the first place. So many wrong choices…

    I suppose most would rather just hate instead, but, for whatever reason, I seem to be incapable of hatred (of anyone, actually). So I pity instead.

  142. Anonymous says:

    He[Al Cardenas] was simply an innocent bystander, who happens to have been the co-chair of President Bush’s Florida campaign.

    Oh great, more "evidence" to support his nutty conspiracy theories and…

    [snip even more absurd claims]

    … All that BS just because the kook didn’t get a instant email or phone call?  This just proves that Jack HAS NO LIFE!

    I had seen him do this to so many other people in the short time that I had been exposed to him and I said, "I’m just not going to sit by and let him do it."

    Good for him!

    I didn’t block them from me is because I was still representing a client, Beasley, and I had to read the garbage that he was sending me to make sure it didn’t impact Beasley, but everyone else, I’d would [sic] block it.

    Now that is the truth!

    I had to block it. Occasionally, he would change his e-mail address and some would get through and now I’d have to deal with the reaction. You can imagine. I’ve got a 50 lawyer law firm that everybody in it — including lots of secretaries — would get stuff about me and Al Cardenas being pornographers or mentally molesting children and that sort of thing…

    Not surprised at that because Jack has the tactics & ethics of a spammer.  And what a messed up mind he has to make such absurd claims…

    Thompson: … to the president of Florida A & M. which is predominantly an African- American student body.

    … I never really believed him when ever he says or points such stuff out, and like with Bully, only cares momentarily when it involves and helps his agenda.

    I have no idea if you actually got him off the station.

    NICE ONE!  Too bad no one had the facts on hand…

    And the following is in full because it really sums up one of Jack’s main unethical behaviors:

    Kellogg: But to go to an African-American school and paint this picture of Al Cardenas who is a member of the Board a racist because we’re somehow affiliated with Howard Stern when you know we’re not? Yes. I’ve got a problem with that, Mr. Thompson…

    Thompson: Where do I say Mr. Cardenas is a racist?...

    Kellogg: You think you’re cute by calling him a racist, in a way, saying he’s a white politician who puts profits ahead of race relations. To me, that’s calling him a racist. I think you can understand why someone might take that as meaning that Al Cardenas is a racist, and it’s certainly the way I took it.

    Nothing more to say about that, that bit speaks for itself.

    [ Martindale-Hubbell]

    Hmmm, sure seems like someone is jealous that Kellogg is highly regarded, and is trying to compensate for something…

    A very Happy Mother’s Day greeting copied to female lawyers in my firm saying that I objectify women, that I mentally molest minors for money, and that I’m a porn lawyer who should be criminally prosecuted. I’ve got to tell you, you know, there is no line that he wouldn’t cross at this point… I will say that this went on and went on and went on and went on for two full years.


    Like I have said before, Jack needs to see a real shrink!

    Bar prosecutor: Can you tell the Court what effect Mr. Thompson’s conduct towards you has had on you?

    Thompson: Objection, Your Honor. I think that’s irrelevant.

    Judge Tunis: Overruled.

    LOL!  At trial about your ethics and having someone testify on what effect your conduct has had on them is "irrelevant"?

    but it got to the point where we had to ask our IT Supervisor to block spam e-mails because frankly they were of an emotionally hurtful and distracting fashion, and this went on and on and on.

    Again, more proof Jack has less of a life then us.

    All in all, it is just a darn shame this disbarment process came so late for such an ruthless and unethical person.  And good work Dennis on reporting this, I always felt that the non-video game related side deserved such attention as it shows history of similar, repetitive actions.

  143. Anonymous says:

    The real superheroes in this battle are emerging.

    They are the people who stood up to john thompson and never yielded, from Larry Kellogg to Al Cardenas to Norm Kent  to Rebecca Ward and even the judges like Friedman and Moore… they confronted jack, they did not back down, they stood their ground with grace and dignity, and suffered and endured slanders and lies and ran the course, when the Supreme Court does disbar Thompson they should be honored for going the distance, some for years…

    and i hope that court will have the wisdom if not to thank those people then at least judge tunis who jack still writes about wrongly even to this day, saying how she is taking bribes…i wonder if fox news will issue a statement to its viewers, saying,’this network has determined based on the findings of the florida bar, its referees, and its supreme court, that jack thompson is not a credible source upon whose representations we can rely and therefore we have ceased our relationship with them.’ i doubt it will ever happen.

    and special thanks to dennis for the repeated and exhaustive coverage he has given to an issue pretty much ignored in the mainstream media…through gamepolitics.com we have been given very real insight into who thompson really was and how deceitful, sinister and mean he has always been, apparently not just in the past few years with gamers, but going back to his anti gay attitudes from the days of Luther Campbell, Janet Reno, and you just wonder.

    Thompson thought he could push around everyone forever. Those days are now over forever.


  144. Someone Else says:

    Wow. JT is insane.  All this stuff he does. It seems kind of crazy and kind of funny when you don’t hear the details.  But when you hear the details you realise how much harm he has done and continues to do. Life time disbarment and a 50k fine is getting off very light IMHO.  But I expect that when he continues his campaign after being disbarred he’ll wind up in court for it and subsequently end up in jail, all the while screaming "conspiracy theory!"  The guy has no empathy and seriously needs to see a shrink. Is sociopath too harsh a description?

  145. Mnementh2230 says:

    Mr. Kellogg – thanks on behalf of all of us for going through with everything to finally get us to this point.  If I were in the US (and in Florida in particular) I’d buy you a beer

    Same for you, Dennis.  If I lived anywhere near you, I’d buy you a beer as well, if not a keg.

  146. Saladin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mr. Kellog, I appreciate that you confronted this disgusting excuse for a human being in a court, where this moron’s true colors could be brought to light. I salute you, and wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

  147. Azhrarn says:

    No for the things JT did during his "Crusade" Disbarrment, even permanent, is far to light a punishment.

    But since this is as much punishment as the Bar can give out, it will have to do.

    All I hope and pray for is that everyone he has harrased in the past has libel/slander/harrasment lawsuits ready and waiting for the day he is disbarred.
    He deserves far worse than that, but it’s as far as you can legally go.

    If there is a God in this world, JT will be judged when his day before the Lord comes, and he will be made to regret all the choices he made, or face the consequences of his actions.

  148. Anonymous ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This is why lifetime disbarrment is neccesary.

    As many examples of hilarity from jack’s ramblings there are, this is just plain despicable…

  149. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    After reading this, I’m really looking forward to Jack finally getting disbarred. I really am.


  150. Sabbat says:

    Dude… I’ve tried to discuss your career among friends as politely as I can, without insulting you, but… Jack, come one… never in my life have I heard of such disgusting, below-the-belt tactics in a modern day career. I really hope you act a bit more appropriately in whatever fast food chain you work at.

  151. thefremen says:

     You really have to applaud the lawyers who took him on and didn’t back down. I know if I were in their situation I’d want to hire a bodyguard for my kid and stock up on the guns n ammo. One of the craziest lawyers since David Koresh.

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