OPINION AND EDITORIAL
Ed Butowsky is back in the news thanks to an Amended Complaint filed in a lawsuit for slander, defamation and libel. At this writing it appears that Dallas, Texas based businessman Butowsky is presently involved in three (3) lawsuits.
Ed Butowsky is deeply connected with several crisis actor players to include: Manuel Chavez, III of Carson City, Nevada, Thomas Schoenberger of Los Angeles, California and many others.
U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:18-cv-02223-GBD-SN
|Rich et al v. Fox News Network LLC et al
Assigned to: Judge George B. Daniels
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn
Cause: 28:1332pi Diversity-Personal Injury
|Date Filed: 03/13/2018
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 360 P.I.: Other
|01/21/2020||97||ORDER granting 92 Motion to Amend/Correct 7 Complaint. Plaintiffs’ consent motion to file a proposed amended complaint, (ECF No. 92), is GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is directed to close the motion accordingly. SO ORDERED., (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 1/17/20) (yv) (Entered: 01/21/2020)|
|01/21/2020||98||FILING ERROR – DEFICIENT PLEADING – FILED AGAINST PARTY ERROR –|
|01/22/2020||***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY|
|01/22/2020||99||AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 7 Complaint, against Ed Butowsky(in his professional capacities), Ed Butowsky(in his individual capacity), Fox News Network LLC, Malia Zimmerman(in her professional capacities), Malia Zimmerman(in her individual capacity) with JURY DEMAND.Document filed by Joel Rich, Mary Rich. Related document: 7 Complaint,.(Franklin, Beatrice) (Entered: 01/22/2020)|
|01/22/2020||Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge George B. Daniels: Status Conference held on 1/22/2020.|
|01/22/2020||100||ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge|
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To understand the world of Thomas Schoenberger, the man linked to Ed Butowsky for “reputation defense”, it may be necessary to understand the social media puzzles known as Cicada 3301. It appears the Cicada 3301 movement linked several social media personalities to Schoenberger, including Manuel Chavez, III of Carson City, Nevada, known as DEFANGO, DEFANGO LIVES and LARPWARS in YouTube circles.
This intriguing story takes on life with Ed Butowsky paying the hotel costs for Manuel Chavez and Thomas Schoenberger in Dallas, Texas in the fall of 2017. Somehow Butowsky called upon Schoenberger/Chavez to work out social media strategies in a new company called SHADOWBOX STRATEGIES.
“….It seems that Thomas St Germain was behind the Cicada 3301 puzzles as early as 2012. He and a team of people created it to find people help him do thing online after enticing them with everything associated with it. I spent 2 months in Texas living with the guy and discovered He was selling it out under everyone’s noses, Thomas Schoenberger is the name…..”
The image at the left purports to be a recent photo of Thomas Schoenberger. Seen in video of DEFANGO (bottom right) and Gabe Hoffman (upper right).
TO THREE LAWSUITS
Many readers of this blog will recall that Thomas Schoenberger was a key witness in both the Robert David Steele lawsuit against Jason Goodman and the Aaron Rich lawsuit against Ed Butowsky.
According to Denise Matteau, Corpus Christi, Texas (a one time Schoenberger paid associate) Thomas Schoenberger worked with Manuel Chavez, III to create a “reputation destruction” service known as SHADOWBOX. SHADOWBOX was an apparent infant company in Dallas, Texas contracted to assist Ed Botowsky.
Botowsky had interactions with both Schoenberger and Chavez (who operates a social media footprint known as DEFANGO and LARP WARS). Chavez recently distributed video content with an hour hour long interview with Gabe Hoffman on or about September 19, 2019.
The SHADOWBOX initiative apparently involved Chavez, Schoenberger and an operative from the Democratic National Committee known as Trevor Fitzgibbon (circa Fall of 2017).
To be continued….
Above: Jason Goodman (“Hollywood film maker”), defendant in slander, libel and defamation lawsuit
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