Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson

With Miami attorney Jack Thompson threatening to file suit to block the release of Grand Theft Auto 4 and Manhunt 2, Take Two has petitioned the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for relief. The software publisher seeks to block Thompson from trying to have the games declared a public nuisance under Florida law. Thompson filed a similar action against Take Two's Bully last October, but a Florida judge rejected Thompson's contention, allowing Bully to be sold by retailers. Lawyers for the game publisher argue that the Florida statute under which Thompson is seeking to have the games declared as nuisances essentially makes the controversial lawyer "a private attorney general on behalf of the State of Florida."

Take Two is also seeking to recover from Thompson its attorney fees and other costs incurred related to the pending legal action. For his part, Thompson criticizes the Take Two complaint in a writ filed with the Florida Supreme Court, and rather dubiously takes credit for a recent shareholder revolt which is expected to result in the firing of CEO Paul Eibeler as early as next week. The attorney writes: "So successful has Thompson been in exposing the fraud and criminal conduct of Take-Two on the national stage... that a corporate coup by 46% of Take-Two's shareholders is set for March 23, which nearly all financial analysts... are predicting will be successful and which will result in the firing of all Take-Two management and the entire board..."

Link: Forum Discussion (Thanks Rudy)
News source: Game Politics

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Jack Thompson... :mad: someone please give me a machine gun so i can mow this guy down. ;D The world will be a much better place.. Video games are good for you...when will they realize that. :disappointed:

BilliShere said,
Jack Thompson... :mad: someone please give me a machine gun so i can mow this guy down. ;D The world will be a much better place.. Video games are good for you...when will they realize that. :disappointed:

The funny thing is that comments like this are exactly what people use to justify supporting his bull****.

m-head said,
I thought he had his license revoked? Anyway, if I EVER had the chance I would give him a right hook, no joke.

He's facing disbarment proceedings in Florida, but he hasn't had a hearing in front of the Florida bar yet.
I guess that means he still has the right to make a bigger ass out himself than he otherwise could.

What I wanna know is: How the heck did this wingnut pass the bar in the first place? Don't you have to be sane to practise law in Florida?

I have to say, I think this Jack Thompson guy is one of the biggest attention whores in the world. Why didn't he go after that one game that came out last year. Where you had to convert people into believing in God and if they didn't convert you were given the option to now kill them. IMHO that idea in a game is pretty bad and offensive to millions of people and worse than anything I've ever seen in GTA game.

Some people take video games, a piece of ENTERTAINMENT, way too seriously

I'm starting to think the guy is just a very bad attorney and is using the success of GTA to get his name out there. He needs to try harder though, because it's not working very well.

And how he's taking credit for what may happen to Take Two soon is a big joke. That part of this story made me laugh.

If I recall correctly, Thompson actually rejected that game, "Left Behind: Eternal Forces," and threatened lawsuits over the licensing of the game. Here's the link.

Initially I thought he ass kissed it. Guess not.

rm20010 said,
If I recall correctly, Thompson actually rejected that game, "Left Behind: Eternal Forces," and threatened lawsuits over the licensing of the game. Here's the link.

Initially I thought he ass kissed it. Guess not.

That's very surprising

Notice it didn't make much news though like when he goes after GTA

jack thompson is the type of guy that gives Christians a bad reputation.


This guy needs to slap himself. I hope he gets sued.