LARPWars Part 1: Proliferation of Lawfare

The LARPWars are heating up this summer, with all eyes on the 4th of July which Trump has promised will be the biggest spectacle ever. YUGE!

We now have evidence that people are being paid to LARP on YouTube. Money changes hands to attack people and to not attack people, to make information go viral, and to promote disinformation.

I have speculated for a long time that many of these LARPs are connected together behind the scenes. As evidence is being unveiled from the various lawsuits and whistleblowers are coming forward sharing their testimonies with me directly, the picture is becoming clearer. As I share this evidence with you, as comprehensively as is practical, I fully expect that attacks on my character from these smear merchants will intensify. Such is life.

Given the legal minefield around this story, I have to tread carefully. The “facts” of these lawsuits have yet to be determined in front of a jury. I am fact checking things as much as possible, click the links to go to the primary source of any citations. I have been speaking to a number of people involved in this story who have answered my questions but wish to remain anonymous. Their stories match each other, while other characters involved in this School Play have been caught out in many inconsistencies.

TL;DR: A LARPer named Defango wanted to be involved in multiple lawsuits and made YouTube videos to insert himself into them. This plan seems to have been successful.

Defango this week is now involved in 3 more lawsuits, with his addition to Robert David Steele vs Jason Goodman et al in the Eastern District of Virginia (Dave Acton motion to intervene still pending), and Dave Acton’s latest filing of information about this character in the Aaron Rich vs Ed Butowsky, Matt Couch et al lawsuit in the District of Columbia, copied to the Southern District of New York. Defango is also seeking a Protective Behavior order against his former Shadowbox business partner Thomas Schoenberger, and recently had the police called to his house for cyber-harassment of his former lawyer and his wife.

I just did an interview with Marcus Conte, the Ghost of Brooklyn, breaking the LARPs down as best I could.

Predictably, Defango made a LARP wars video claiming everything I said about him in this video was wrong and if he wasn’t too cool for lawsuits he would sue me. This really means he couldn’t identify a single false thing I said about him. He made one comment in the chat during the Premiere, which was that he doesn’t know fellow ZioLARPer Jacob Wohl. YMMV, this sure seems to suggest they work together:

LARPs and Data Maps are shaping up to play as big a role in the 2020 election as memes and bots did in 2016.

Follow me on Twitter @steveouttrim and stay tuned to my #LARPwars thread. Some of the information already presented there is going to be explored in more depth in future parts of this investigation, and I am posting new details there as they come to light.

I talked about why I think these inter-related legal cases are so significant a few weeks ago in this post and this video:

Lift The Veil also did a good overview recently of LARPers and LARPville:


Lawsuit #1 Sweigert v Goodman et al

George Webb’s brother wrote a scholarly text about the Port of Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax

Dave Acton is going after Jason Goodman and his operation over the Port of Charleston incident and subsequent organized slander campaign. He sued Goodman in South Carolina, the Court relocated it to the Southern District of New York where it seems to have stalled under former general counsel of the FBI (under Robert Mueller) Judge Valerie Caproni. Part of the Plaintiff’s claim is FBI involvement with the CSTT operation, and good friend of George Webb and Jason Goodman Robyn Gritz also reported directly to Robert Mueller. #HighlySuspicious.

Defango claims that despite mocking Dave Acton for over a month on his LARP Wars channel, boasting that he was better at the law than Dave because his Mom was a paralegal, and publicly demonstrating his willingness to cooperate with Jason Goodman to “say whatever”…he had no idea that Dave Acton was suing Jason Goodman. #FandangoLies


Lawsuit #2 – RDS v Goodman et al

George Webb’s brother has also filed a Motion to Intervene in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Robert David Steele is suing Jason Goodman and others for $24 million. Dave has asked for an additional $3 million from Goodman in that suit, bringing the total at stake to $27 million.

The judge has now assigned a magistrate to that case and set a date for the parties to meet for arbitration: July 31 2019. at 12:30pm. The judge Hannah Lauck is requiring a settlement conference to be set with a magistrate.

The judge has not yet ruled on the intervenor-applicant’s Motion to Intervene, so it is not clear yet if Acton will be attending the Initial Pretrial Conference. He recently filed 2 documents in the New York Court bringing to their attention letters he had sent to other Courts. One of these was sent to Aaron Rich’s attorneys (see Lawsuit #3, below).

Jason Goodman is continuing with his conspiracy theory defense and has extended his theories to include both the Plaintiff’s attorney and his wife, and Defango’s former boss Thomas Schoenberger.

On the date of this document Jason Goodman was caught on a livestream colluding with Defango to get their stories straight for the court. Notably, Defango offers to “say whatever”.

You can follow these cases over at Tracking the Leopard Meroz, a blog that was named by Jason Goodman as a conspirator against him – like myself, Titus Frost and others who dared to criticize Jason Goodman in public for things like shutting down a port with a fake “dirty bomb” plot and teaching people how to modify home appliances into weapons of mass destruction. The judge rejected Goodman’s ludicrous claims and ruled that none of us were a party to the case. Nonetheless, Jason Goodman’s Conspiracy Theory defense continues to name people like Titus Frost and I.

Titus has filed another statement denying Jason Goodman’s claims, which like most of his erratic and illogical defense are presented without evidence.

Jason appears to think that smearing his Plaintiff’s attorney while representing himself pro se (except on religious holidays) is a more useful defense strategy than providing accurate information.

He told the Court all about a “Stephen Biss” of Bissco New York, unfortunately not the same person as “Steven Biss” of Virginia.

Here is Jason Goodman’s most recent pleading, and the Plaintiff’s response. The plaintiffs are asking the Court to compel discovery from Jason Goodman, which seems like it would be a requirement before any arbitration hearing. Goodman has objected citing New York law, but the case is being heard in Virginia – he may have been getting confused with lawsuit #1. They say a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client, what does that say about a non-lawyer who represents himself?

In their most recent filing, Plaintiff’s counsel is refusing to ever speak to Jason Goodman on the telephone again.

Defendant Patricia Negron has retained counsel and has been co-operating fully with Plaintiff’s discovery requests.

The latest filing in this case from Dave Acton involves Defango, who is described as one of Jason Goodman’s many “sidekicks”.

Ref a) is Manuel Chavez III, alias Defango. He told Dave Acton about CIA intelligence he had received on Jason Goodman. Jason swore to the Court that it was the other way around and that Acton made the statement. You can see from the transcript above or actual video below (1:22:22) that George Webbs brother is correct and Jason Goodman has been caught making yet another false statement to the Court.

Here is the original direct message Defango received from Matt Couch, a few days before his call with Dave Acton:


Lawsuit #3 – The Rich Suit

Now George Webb’s brother is getting involved in a third legal action. Aaron Rich, brother of slain democratic party IT staffer (and alleged WikiLeaks leaker) Seth Rich, is suing Defango’s boss client Ed Butowsky and America First Media Group, fronted by Matt Couch.

“Not satisfied with the existing conspiracy theory about Seth Rich … Defendants Ed Butowsky, Matt Couch, and America First Media have spent the past year creating and disseminating a made-up conspiracy theory that Aaron Rich was the technological know-how behind, and financial beneficiary of, Seth’s operation

…August 15, 2017, Periscope video hosted by Couch. Butowsky…in the chatroom…“Aaron Rich needs to come out and admit money in his account.” Couch, the lawsuit says, replied, “Ed just put it out there—Aaron Rich accepted money. Aaron Rich had money from WikiLeaks go into his personal account. Think about that. Aaron Rich had WikiLeaks money go into his personal account. Ok?

…March 1, 2018, commentary piece in The Washington Times… “well known in intelligence circles that Seth Rich and his brother, Aaron Rich, downloaded the DNC emails and was paid by Wikileaks for that information.” The article cited no evidence to support the assertion.

Source: CNN

This third lawsuit in the District of Columbia involves (so far, just as witnesses) Manuel Chavez III who goes by the alias “Defango” and his former partner Thomas Schoenberger, who claims to be a founder of Cicada 3301. Both have been subpoenaed to testify.

Source: email from Thomas Schoenberger

Thomas summarized his 8 hour deposition in Los Angeles:

Source: email from Thomas Schoenberger

Defango did a live stream for nearly 4 hours, showing home addresses and phone numbers of people whose relationship to the case was not always clear.

Thomas has claimed that he provided Aaron Rich’s legal team with additional emails that did not show up in Defango’s search. This implies that Defango deleted some emails before he did the above stream on his brand new Tablet computer, which he may have already given away to his landlady Cheri.

Dave Acton’s first intervention in the Court was to update on the whereabouts of a key witness, Manuel Chavez alias Defango.

Source: Sweigert v Goodman Doc 78

The letter to the D.C. Court has not shown up on the documents list in PACER yet, but the copy sent to the New York Court has. George Webb’s brother brings up the alleged coordination between Chavez and Goodman, and lets the D.C. court know there are two related cases involving both these characters going on right now in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of New York.

Source: Sweigert v Goodman Doc 78

This brings you up to speed on the LARPWars lawfare. We are expecting another big legal drop on Tracking the Leopard Meroz on Friday or Monday, so there might be an update to this page.

There is a lot more to come in this story.

In Part 2, we will delve deeper into Shadow Box, the “Reputation Defense” firm founded by Thomas Schoenberger, Defango, Trevor Fitzgibbon, and WellTraveledFox.


Acton vs Goodman – Monkey Business

Some important new documents have been filed in this landmark case. Thanks to Leopard Meroz for publishing them.

Document 113 request for discovery from Jason Goodman

Document 116 Movant’s Response to Plaintiff’s Objection


#SealedIndictments

LoneGreyHat has been doing a phenomenal job tracking the #SealedIndictments – which technically are “sealed cases”. About 10% of them have been unsealed since the tracking began, revealing major cases like NXIVM, Julian Assange, big pharma billionaires and opioids.

The so-called “Q slayers” will tell you there’s no such thing as sealed indictments. You can judge for yourself, right down to individual case level which can be confirmed on PACER.

Interactive map: https://bad-boys.us

Spreadsheet with full details

Here are the case stats for the Southern District of New York for comparison:


Here is the video where Defango, aka “LARP Wars”, launched his gambit to get included in the legal case in Virginia:

In this video Defango claims he is joining the lawsuit and teaming up with Jason Goodman (blue team)
This is the video where Defango goes through the lawsuit against Jason Goodman that he never filed

Robert David Steele’s impassioned support for George Webb is surprising, given his claims to be an expert in Open Source intelligence. It’s perhaps more indicative of the side Webb is playing for than the quality of his research.


Previous coverage

Original CryptoBeast interview with Queen Tut:

Quinn Michaels: “Burning Man Sites On Top of a Massive Underground City”

CryptoBeast #2 – #Clownsource the #Peabody

CryptoBeast #13 – #govLARP

CryptoBeast #16 – Queen Tut Spills the Beans

Dave Acton Sues Jason Goodman

Acton v Goodman – Was Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax an FBI Operation?

Acton v Goodman – Judge Rules “Off to New York”

Insane in the Ukraine: J.Go Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Insane in the Ukraine Part 2: The Spin Begins

See also Tracking the Leopard Meroz, where you can find most of the Court documents without having to pay for PACER searches yourself.

Jason Goodman, Religious Victim?

A few new developments in the case of Dave Sweigert and Robert David Steele vs Jason Goodman.

Dave Sweigert has his own lawsuit against Goodman in the Southern District of New York. He has also filed a Motion to Intervene as a co-Plaintiff in Robert David Steele’s lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia. He recently stated his intention to sue Jason Goodman in the state of California, where he has operated his business “21c3d” for many years.

Mr Goodman has asked the Court for an extension of time for his response to the Motion to Intervene, saying he is being persecuted for being Jewish.

If rats are anti-Semitic, then why is Jason posting hate speech to his Instagram account?

Specifically in his latest filing, Jason Goodman is claiming that Dave Sweigert has filed his motion to intervene maliciously, precisely co-ordinated with the sacrosanct Pesach (Passover) holiday.

Mr Goodman has used Passover as an excuse to ask the Court for an extension of time to file his response to the Motion to Intervene.

Unfortunately for Jason, he is representing himself pro se – without a lawyer. This means that it is important he reads all of the documents filed with the Court, in particular any Orders made by the Judge. If he had done this, he would have realized that the filing date was not set maliciously by Dave Sweigert to target him at Passover. Instead, it was set by Judge Hannah Lauck – who already gave the Defendants an extension of time from the original date of April 23 (during Passover) to May 1 (well after the end of Passover).

In the past Mr Goodman has said “I’m a secular Jewish guy, I’ve never been to Israel, I don’t have any particular affinity towards Israel…I don’t walk around wearing a yarmulke, I don’t frequently go to a synagogue, I have had a bar mtizvah and I do identify as being Jewish”:

This claim to be a non-practicing Jew is borne out by his behavior during this year’s Passover. Rather than attending synagogue and observing the holiday with family and friends (as he claimed under penalty of perjury), in fact he was very busy producing videos and slandering Dave Sweigert and others.

During the 8 days of Pesach he released 9 videos on YouTube and 15 on Patreon – an average of 3 videos per day. 9 of the videos were slandering Dave Sweigert. Jason Goodman also spent time making collages like the one below:

Mr Goodman just published a phone call he recorded with Queen Tut on April 3, 2019. It seems unusual that he has waited until now to release it. She confirmed that everything she said in her interview with me was true and accurate. The audio of this clip is strange – did Jason edit it? Perhaps re-recording his voice to sound more calm? Maybe this explains the publishing delay.

In a previous recorded call, Jason praised Queen Tut “who I consider a very competent researcher and a very honest person”:

Here is the email Jason was demanding:

The domain crowdsourcethetruth.org redirects to the Crowdsource the Truth Facebook page, which suggests that it is Jason Goodman’s domain. The WhoIs record lists 21st Century 3D of New York as the owner. So why did Jason pretend he never received this email?


Unfortunately for the Defendants, “this lawsuit is fake” is not likely to sway the Court into giving them a favorable outcome. With more than 100 documents filed so far, and multiple Judge’s Orders, it sure looks real to me.

Defendant Patricia Negron is certainly taking it seriously, she has hired a lawyer and filed all responses required of her by the due dates.

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Previous Coverage

Original CryptoBeast interview with Queen Tut:

Quinn Michaels: “Burning Man Sites On Top of a Massive Underground City”

CryptoBeast #2 – #Clownsource the #Peabody

CryptoBeast #13 – #govLARP

CryptoBeast #16 – Queen Tut Spills the Beans

Dave Acton Sues Jason Goodman

Acton v Goodman – Was Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax an FBI Operation?

Acton v Goodman – Judge Rules “Off to New York”

Insane in the Ukraine: J.Go Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Insane in the Ukraine Part 2: The Spin Begins

See also Tracking the Leopard Meroz, where you can find most of the Court documents without having to pay for PACER searches yourself.

Jason Goodman’s Conspiracy Theory

Robert David Steele (L) vs Jason Goodman (R)

Once again I have a dubious Internet character with government connections making preposterous allegations against me. Sigh.

Dave “Acton” Sweigert’s lawsuit against Jason Goodman has moved from South Carolina, where Goodman used his YouTube channel to shut down the Port of Charleston, to the Southern District of New York. Goodman is also the subject of an $18 million defamation lawsuit by (ex?) CIA case officer Robert David Steele in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Dave Sweigert has filed a motion to intervene in the Steele lawsuit as an interested party. Both he and Jason Goodman are representing themselves “pro se”, meaning without a lawyer. Sweigert has considerable experience in this, having successfully won a whistleblower case over CIA budget misappropriations in the same Virginia Court in the 1990’s. Jason Goodman has many lawyers on his show, including Larry “K.F.” Klayman, who was censured by a magistrate for inappropriate touching of his children – and lost two appeals trying to deny this.

The Court asked Goodman to specifically state under oath that he has had no legal assistance in preparing any of his filings. That seems obvious in his latest one, which is an elaborate conspiracy theory. He has accused me of conspiring with friends, enemies, acquaintances and strangers to launder money through the Steemit web site.

Jason Goodman has spoken about Steemit many times and had guests on his show to explain it to him, but he still doesn’t understand it at all. I have a plug-in for WordPress which automatically shares posts from this blog on the Steemit blockchain. Other Steemit users can upvote the post if they like it, each vote earns the post author “Steem Dollars”. The Steem blockchain is public, which means we can easily evaluate Goodman’s claims of a “vast money laundering conspiracy”.

Steemit Account Values:

  1. frank bacon (Tyroan Simpson) $630.94
  2. lifttheveil411 (Nathan Stolpman) $457.05
  3. steveouttrim $159.88
  4. Defango (Manuel Chavez) $40.21
  5. Dave Acton $3.39
  6. jason goodman $3.08
  7. George Webb $3.08
  8. Queen Tut $1.58
  9. Sugar Shine $0.24

Two of the other “co-conspirators” named by Goodman, Jacquelyn Weaver and Kevin Alan Marsden, do not even use Steemit.

The idea that I would risk my career, reputation, and freedom for $159 is preposterous. Likewise, it is silly to think that money launderers would use a platform where all transactions are visible to the public.

Jason Goodman’s absurd filing has necessitated me filing a statement defending my honor against these outrageous, libelous, and ridiculous claims.

My statement:

2019-March-Steve-Outtrim-Statement-on-Jason-Goodman

Jason Goodman’s pleading:

goodman-filing-1

This case is also being covered at Tracking the Leopard Meroz, the blog of Jacquelyn Weaver who has also been named as a co-conspirator by Jason Goodman.

Previous coverage:

Quinn Michaels: “Burning Man Sites On Top of a Massive Underground City”

CryptoBeast #2 – #Clownsource the #Peabody

CryptoBeast #13 – #govLARP

CryptoBeast #16 – Queen Tut Spills the Beans

Dave Acton Sues Jason Goodman

Acton v Goodman – Was Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax an FBI Operation?

Acton v Goodman – Judge Rules “Off to New York”

Insane in the Ukraine: J.Go Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Insane in the Ukraine Part 2: The Spin Begins




Insane in the Ukraine Part 2 – The Spin Begins

Jason Goodman has responded to our Part 1 article Insane in the Ukraine – J.Go Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before in a recent episode of “Sundays With Charles”.

A summary of the claims he made:

  • “it started before I got involved”
  • “the original aircraft was purchased in Sweden”
  • “the two original owners of that company actually decided to go to Ukraine and do a video over the Chernobyl nuclear reactor”
  • “this is before I got involved in the company”
  • “they got in a dispute with the Swedish manufacturer and the helicopter failed”
  • “when I joined that company they had no working helicopter, I had to go to Sweden and re-establish the relationship with the manufacturer to get that helicopter repaired and back in the sky”
  • “then I got them to change the name of their company to Aerocine”
  • “the rest is history that’s being distorted by some people who would perpetrate falsehoods on the Internet in an effort to damage Crowdsource the Truth”

Although he does not name us specifically, it is clear that Jason is insinuating that the information presented in Insane in the Ukraine is false. We are not trying to perpetrate falsehoods, as he alleges. We are trying to present true information, supported with citations. So let’s take a look at the evidence we have and compare it to the claims Jason Goodman just made.

Goodman claims that he was not the CEO of Aerocine when the drone flew over Chernobyl at the time of the Ukrainian revolution – February 21, 2014. He certainly had no problems talking about being the CEO a couple of weeks later at London’s 3D Creative Summit on March 12-13, 2014. Did he really only join the company (formed by his NYU Film School chums) between Feb 21 and March 12, just in time for a speaking gig at the conference?

Video of Jason Goodman presenting as CEO of Aerocine in London, March 12-13 2014: 

He says “it became clear to me that this micro-aerial platform had a tremendous future and so we formed Aerocine. Doesn’t that make it sound like he was a co-founder of the company, and not just someone hired to join them later on?

“I am aware that a video we posted several weeks ago has gone viral” (presumably meaning the Chernobyl video)

We’ve been working on this for a long time, selecting the best platform, the best motors, we’ve done everything to modify the rotor configuration and just tweak this thing out to the utmost extent” – doesn’t that imply he’s been working on this drone project for longer than 2 weeks? Wouldn’t they have done all that tweaking and adjusting BEFORE their flagship Chernobyl flight debut?

8:00 we’ve been working with ARRI CSC. At the end of February we flew an Alexa XT and this is some footage of that”

“We” implies the speaker considers himself part of the group. Goodman is visible in the video clip he plays and appears to be directing the events.

Further video of this flight at ARRI in New York: 

Here is Aerocine’s demo reel, shot in Chernobyl in February 2014. Did they use a different camera?  

That Aerocine was in Ukraine in Feb 2014 is also confirmed from co-founder Jeff Brink’s instagram:

Aerocine, LLC was incorporated December 12, 2013.

Source: bootscores.com

Jason Goodman filed the trademark for Aerocine in his own name, citing first use anywhere March 13, 2014. This is weird, since it seems like it was being used in February to film the Aerocine demo reel. Aerocine’s own web site says they made their public debut March 12, 2014, and talks about its record-breaking drone flight on February 21, 2014. 

It seems there may be some copyright issues specific to the use of the drone in February. If this was not a commercial gig for Aerocine, then who paid for the mission? What was the real purpose of the mission? Who owns all the footage now? 

Goodman’s claims that the Chernobyl flight was “before I got involved with the company” are at odds with the video he shows in his own presentation of him directing the world’s first micro-aerial flight of an ARRI Alexa XT in February 2014. The video of this also proves his claim that “they had no working helicopter when I got involved” to be false. His claim that “I got them to change the name of the company after I got involved” is at odds with the company registration information and his own trademark filings. 

If we are “perpetrating falsehoods”, we sure have a lot of evidence to accompany our perpetration. Evidence that comes from Goodman and his company themselves, and disproves his own claims. The onus is now on Mr Goodman to provide any evidence whatsoever that any of our claims are false.

See also: https://medium.com/@thehudsonreport/jason-goodman-from-russia-with-love-2c26da55f436