ED BUTOWSKY

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This person is a former sidekick of Thomas Schoenberger of Los Angeles, California and Manuel Chavez, III of Carson City, Nevada.

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THOMAS SCHOENBERGER

Latest court order involving Butowsky

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Ed Butowsky gets handed new Court Order from the SDNY in FOX NEWS slander and libel lawsuit

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OPINION AND EDITORIAL

 

 

The Second Circuit of Appeals (2d Cir) has revived a lawsuit that orbits around the Seth Rich controversy.  The case addresses the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (I.I.E.D.) by Fox News.  The 2d Cir. was released on Friday, September 13th, 2019.

The original lawsuit was brought by the parents of Seth Rich (Joel and Mary Rich) against the Fox News Network, Fox reporter Malia Zimmerman and Dallas, Texas business Edward Butowsky.

The original complaint pled state law claims related to I.I.E.D., tortious interference with a contract and negligent supervision.  The 2d Cir. has remanded the case, which was dismissed for failure to allege sufficient facts.

Malia Zimmerman (a Fox reporter) and Ed Butowsky (a Fox news commentator) pushed an apparent “conspiracy theory” that Seth Rich may have downloaded files from the Democratic National Committee ([DNC] where he worked) onto a USB portable device on his DNC computer.

It was Butowsky that had recommended hiring a former Disrtict of Columbia Police Officer  — Rod Wheeler — to conduct a private investigation of the Seth Rich murder.

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L to R:  Social media conspiracy theorists George Webb Sweigert and Jason Goodman (CrowdSource The Truth) interview Rod Wheeler.

The lawsuit alleged that Rod Wheeler was hired to infiltrate the Rich family in Nebraska.  Both Zimmerman and Butowsky apparently agreed to hire Wheeler for this purpose.  The parents of Seth Rich then agreed to hire Wheeler.  Allegedly Zimmerman and Butowsky used the Wheeler connection to the Rich family to give credence to a conspiracy theory which they knew was false.

The conspiracy theory stated that Seth Rich leaked thousands of DNC e-mails to WikiLeaks.  The parent of Seth Rich objected to pushing such a story, yet apparently Zimmerman and Butowsky proceeded ahead.  According to court documents, the Rich family were made unwitting collaborators in the scheme.

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BUTOWSKY SUES NPR

 

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OTHER ED BUTOWSKY CONTROVERSIES

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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

Related Case: 1:17-cv-05807-GBD

Cause: 28:1332pi Diversity-Personal Injury

Date Filed: 03/13/2018
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 360 P.I.: Other
Jurisdiction: Diversity

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of TEXAS [LIVE] (Sherman)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:19-cv-00180-ALM-KPJ

Butowsky v. Gottlieb et al
Assigned to: District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Kimberly C Priest Johnson

Related Case: 4:19-cv-00582-ALM-KPJ

Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-Libel,Assault,Slander

Date Filed: 03/12/2019
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 320 Assault Libel & Slander
Jurisdiction: Diversity

U.S. District Court
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:18-cv-00681-RJL

RICH v. BUTOWSKY et al
Assigned to: Judge Richard J. Leon

Case in other court:  USDC for the SD of New York, 17cv58,18cv22

Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-Libel,Assault,Slander

Date Filed: 03/26/2018
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 320 Assault Libel & Slander
Jurisdiction: Diversity

 

Butowsky is involved in other litigation in the federal courts of the District of Columbia in a suit brought by Aaron Rich, brother of Seth Rich.

https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/status/1223816123348668417https://twitter.com/Cheshire3301/status/1225522821196963840https://twitter.com/Ali_J_x/status/1225000805788372992

 

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Above is a SHOW CAUSE ORDER directed at Rod Wheeler for apparent failure to respond to court issues subpoenas.

 

Federal Court Ignores Journalist Privilege For Reporting On Court Documents; Allows Bullshit Defamation Suit To Proceed

from the your-decision-is-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad dept

An unbelievably bad decision has been handed down by a federal court in Texas that blows past everything we know (and have long known) about the First Amendment to allow a very questionable defamation lawsuit to proceed. (h/t Andrew Fleischman)

Conspiracy theorist/Fox News commentator Ed Butowsky — represented by Devin Nunes’ lawyer Steven Biss — claimed he was defamed by an NPR article discussing a lawsuit filed by former Fox commentator Rod Wheeler, which alleged the broadcaster and Butowsky worked together to whip up some alternative facts about the death of Democratic Party staffer Seth Rich.

Rich’s death has been catnip for conspiracy theorists and Butowsky apparently bit. He allegedly helped propel a conspiracy theory into Fox News’ broadcasts, supposedly in an effort to draw attention away from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government.

The NPR article mentions (several times!) that everything its reporting on was drawn from Wheeler’s lawsuit. It made no difference to Butowsky and Biss, who proceeded to sue the public broadcaster for defamation. It should have made a difference to the federal judge. But it didn’t.

Despite years of precedent affirming journalists’ right to report on allegations made in lawsuits — whose underlying documents can (for the most part) be viewed by anyone — the Texas court decided decades of precedent mean nothing.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200202/16524643844/federal-court-ignores-journalist-privilege-reporting-court-documents-allows-bullshit-defamation-suit-to-proceed.shtml

 

 

 

CONNECTIONS WITH THOMAS SCHOENBERGER AND MANUAL CHAVEZ

 

There has been considerable social media controversy related to Ed Butowsky’s hiring of a “reputation defense” company known as SHADOWBOX STRATEGIES (S.S.).  Apparently, S.S. was the hybrid creation of Thomas Schoenberger (Inglewood, California) and Manuel Chavez, III (Carson City, Nevada).

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Thomas Schoenberger

 

 

 

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Manuel Chavez, III appears on YouTube as

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The partnership between Schoenberger and Chavez broke up.

Above is a copy of a restraining order sought by Chavez against Schoenberger.

 

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Chavez and Schoenberger are discussed by pro se party Jason Goodman in a lawsuit pending against Goodman for slander, defamation and libel in the federal court serving Richmond, Virginia (see below).

 

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Virginia – (Richmond)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:17-cv-00601-MHL

Steele et al v. Goodman et al
Assigned to: District Judge M. Hannah Lauck
Demand: $15,500,000
Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-Personal Injury
Date Filed: 09/01/2017
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 320 Assault Libel & Slander
Jurisdiction: Diversity

 

 

 

 

To be continued….

 

Joel and Mary Rich look for answers after the murder of their son, DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was murdered in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

The Rich family

 

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