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Photoshopped Kitten in Defamation Suit
Status: Weird newsStewart Bright lived with Marjorie Hervey, founder of the Hervey Foundation for Cats, a charity for injured cats. But when Bright and Hervey had a falling out, "Bright accused Ms Hervey of needlessly killing kittens and emailed about 600 supporters of the charity with an attached picture showing a hand with a gun pointing at a kitten with its front paws up as if surrendering."
That's pretty damning evidence, though not in the way Bright hoped. The picture was recently entered into evidence in court to prove that Bright was guilty of sending phoney emails, and also needed a psychiatric assessment.
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Hmm. That kitten looks vaguely familiar.Posted by Tah in Idaho (Yes, Idaho) on Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 01:22 AM
Almost in every formum of the planet there is someone with that avatar!!Posted by Al from Italy on Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 04:56 AM
Heh, I thought the same thing, Tah.Posted by Smerk in to mischief on Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 05:43 AM
Hah! How do we know the kitten wasn't reaching for a concealed weapon?Posted by David B. on Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 07:33 AM
Sending phoney emails is illegal? So if I got this in my intray, and giggled, and sent it on, that's illegal? And it shows he neesd pyschiatric help? It's a joke! Why does that show he's insane?Posted by Nona in London on Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 07:17 AM
Did he send that e-mail out as a joke, though, Nona? The picture itself might have been a joke, but the claim about killing animals might have been libel.Posted by Accipiter on Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 06:47 PM