8chan owner Jim Watkins has accused 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan of cyber libel in the Philippines, Rappler.com reports.
“Both Watkins and Brennan are Americans living in the Philippines. Unlike in the United States, libel in the Philippines is a criminal offense and could land anyone convicted of it in jail.” – Rappler.com
Jim Watkins, who runs the @IsItWetYet twitter account, re-tweeted it upon release on November 11, 2019.
Read Rappler’s full article here –
Centipede Nation Reports
On November 7, Centipede Nation released an earlier report on the subject, retweeted by Ron Watkins, Jim Watkins’ son immediately after release.
8Kun’s Fight Ahead: Jim Watkins Takes On Fredrick Brennan’s Maligned Attacks – Files Criminal Complaint
“A few weeks ago, we made a post expressing how Jim Watkins could explore suing Fredrick Brennan for libel due to his personal attacks and consistent attempts at preventing Jim Watkins from conducting business.
It seems Jim Watkins is moving forward and has released the details of his criminal complaint against Brennan. We are left to wonder if Fredrick Brennan is even going to survive this since his actions have been documented extensively.”
Read Centipede Nation’s full article here –
Neon Revolt Reports
First to report was Neon Revolt, publishing the article below on November 6. Again, it was retweeted by Ron Watkins directly after release and includes the criminal complaint documents.
Read Neon Revolt’s full article here –
We’ll keep adding updates to this page as news is released.
Interested in the background to this case? wootva.com has an article here –