“Apple is one of dozens of defendants named in a new bizarre lawsuit that seeks a whopping $75 billion in return for claims of civil rights violations, conspiracy and fraud, to name a few,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The wild accusations from David Louis Whitehead of Bossier, La., are included in a 99-page complaint filed this month in a U.S. District Court in the Western District of Arkansas. Apple is included among a long list of defendants including numerous judges, U.S. presidents, Hollywood studios, celebrities and banks,” Hughes reports. “Apple’s exact role in Whitehead’s elaborate tale is unclear, but ‘Apple Computer Inc.’ is listed as a defendant that is alleged to have engaged in ‘outrageous and reckless and extreme acts against the plaintiff, with the massive theft of the plaintiff’s copyrighted works, grossing millions if not billions of dollars.'”
“The plaintiff believes much of that money was made as a result of talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, who is accused of promoting ‘several film projects’ based on original writings by Whitehead,” Hughes reports. “Apparently a prolific writer, Whitehead has penned books, scripts and plays about a broad range of topics… Whitehead has a long legal history in which he has filed countless lawsuits, many of which are cited in the latest complaint. He also believes that a number of presidents — including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — have appointed judges to sabotage his relentless pursuits through the U.S. court system.”
Read more about Whitehead’s latest lawsuit in the full article here.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]
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