Thompson's Hot Coffee Scalds Him

Jack Thompson, best known for his crusade against video games, which he considers to be overly violent and to contain too much sexual content, has been disbarred.  His most famous crusade was against Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, after the famous "Hot Coffee" content was exposed (no pun intended).

Florida Supreme Court has ordered his permanent disbarment (.PDF), though it has given him 30 days to "close out his practice."

The Court approves the corrected referee's report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients.


OK, anyone who games out there should likely be jumping up and down and saying "whoopee!"  However, it's possible that Thompson could appeal this ruling, if he can get a member of the Florida BAR in good standing to submit it.  Good luck there, as he doesn't have many friends in the legal community.

Still, there's always the chance, and Thompson isn't likely to go down without a fight.  HH readers, any comment on the bane of the gaming industry's downfall?
Via:  GamePolitics
Tags:  DS, Fee, Coffee, son, hot, Thompson, IM
3vi1 6 years ago

Of course, Jack Thompson claims it's a case of "retaliation" for his book Out of Harm’s Way.

Judge Dava Tunis said it was because he "does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass, or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him."

I tend to agree with Tunis, given that Thompson sicced the police on Gabe and Tycho over at Penny Arcade when they donated $10,000 to the ESA foundation in Thompson's name after Thompson backed out of his promise to donate the money himself to the Take Two Interactive CEO's charity of choice (should a certain type of game be made).

3vi1 6 years ago

Penny Arcade

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I despise this man. I remember the VA tech shooting. I live in VA and have friends that were there. He came on tv yelling about how this guy trained with counter strike and blah blah blah. Turned out the shooter didn't own a video game. He is scum and he uses tragedy to profit. Glad to see him go.

3vi1 6 years ago

I remember that too! What a douche-bag. (- Just my opinion, can't sue me for that!

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