The Democratic Party of Georgia, I’ve been told, is currently holding a press conference to discuss its ridiculous lawsuit.
Rashad Richey, DPG political director, is the plaintiff in the case against two local bloggers, Melanie Goux and Andre Walker, and a third party (I’ll get to that later).
Andre, on his blog, had a post listing public records of Richey’s arrests, but no convictions or proof. Andre might have some problems because he did call Richey a “criminal” in the title, but IANAL so, whatever. Ms. Goux posted a letter from Chairman Berlon to the State Committee specifically related to a news story being done on Andre’s post, with her own analysis and take on everything.
I don’t know what the suit is calling for or anything like that but considering they are being sued qua “owner and webmaster” of their blogs I would assume it is for that.
Which makes the third party interesting. It is Jane Bradshaw who was removed from the DPG Executive Committee by Berlon after she said she no longer supported Chairman Berlon to lead the DPG. She doesn’t even read blogs. So why is she being included in the lawsuit? I have no idea. She had no comment.
An interesting point about the lawsuit, the firm Mr. Richey hired is the one started by Ashley Bell who rather infamously switched parties in 2010, IIRC.