DISCUSSION OF INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Once again the LARPers on Defango’s channel have been lying through their teeth about me, necessitating a response in self-defense.
As I have previously pointed out, the way this crew chooses to communicate seems very strange.
Among the lies told this time:
- that I have an ex-wife. I am happily married to my first wife. For some reason these unmarried people always attack my marriage.
- that my software was free. We sold it, that’s how we made money.
- that I suffer from a mental illness. HIPAA violation, false.
- that I suffer from a physical illness. HIPAA violation, false.
None of this is true. The only “evidence” they offer is a few excerpts from a statement of claim from a 2006 legal case from a woman I briefly dated that was never presented before the Court. They do not even have that document, just tabloid media reports from Rupert Murdoch-owned papers at the height of Murdoch’s News International hacking scandal. There seems to be no reason to discuss this frivolous lawsuit in 2020 other than to smear me with the Plaintiff’s unproven allegations – a tactic we have seen before from this gang. It was always a farcical case from the beginning and I won it a long time ago, I find it amusing that smear merchants determined to sling mud on me seem to think this will do the job like nobody has ever tried it before.
Some recent appearances on Defango’s channel “Citizen Zone” (weekly flagship shows named “Dank Memes Trading Company” and “LARPline”) seem designed to bully and gang-stalk me in relation to legal actions that the show’s characters are getting involved with In Real Life. I’m not sure if the role playing participants have truly thought through what their own involvement is going to look like if the legal actions they are seemingly trying to provoke were actually initiated. Do they think they would somehow not be parties to those matters? Perhaps some of these LARPers are seeking a fast-track to fame…”Notorious Internet Provocateurs”.
Meroz in the #GayOps Gang
Gabe Hoffman’s name has not appeared in a post here since February 2020, when I wrote Tackling The Leopard Misled in response to the doxxing of a Canadian man on the site Tracking the Leopard Meroz, written by quilt lady Jacquelyn Weaver.
In that post I shared Mr Hoffman’s public Tweet that Ms Weaver “found” the full Statement of Claim from his Canadian lawsuit against Zack McQuaid:
I asked Ms Weaver specifically how she obtained this document, which she published without redacting Personally Identifying Information such as Mr McQuaid’s home address. She refused to redact the address even after being informed that Mr McQuaid was in fear for his life as a result of her actions. As of the time of writing 5 months later, she has still not answered – or even allowed my question to be displayed in her comments.
This strange situation has now been repeated, with Tracking Meroz publishing Mr Hoffman’s latest legal filing in Palm Beach County Court against Thomas Schoenberger.
The problem with this is that as I write this, July 20th 2020 (which is July 19th in the United States), this document does not show up on the web site of Palm Beach County Court’s electronic case management system:
The Court shows no filings in this case since the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss was filed on June 13. Yet the document posted by Tracking Meroz is marked as having been filed July 17.
If it doesn’t show up on the eCaseView system until at least July 20, how was she able to download the document on July 17?
I ask the same question as before: how did Jacquelyn Weaver obtain this Court document relating to Mr Hoffman’s litigation?
I asked Thomas Schoenberger if he had sent the document to Ms Weaver and he said no, and also confirmed that he had not been formally served with it.
Mr Hoffman’s attorney Dennis Klein of Kelley Kronenberg has been practising law for a while. He appears to have been at the University of Virginia Law School at the same time as former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, graduating in 1981 a couple of years earlier than her (’83).
I note in passing that Janet Napolitano was named as the head of the “Arizona Mafia” by NXIVM whistleblower Frank Parlato and in a Twitter thread by researcher Jenny Moore (aka “Task Force”) a few days before she was found dead on August 13, 2018 (see #govLARP).
I have not been named in any of Mr Hoffman’s lawsuits as a Defendant. Why would I be? Despite the frequent claims by Defango & his extended gang of self-described LARPers, I have never knowingly posted anything false about Mr Hoffman. Most of what has been published about him here is his own statements. Last year Mr Hoffman said on the Defango show that his attorneys were now in formal communications with me. This turned out to be false, I have never received any communication from them of any kind. I have interacted directly with Mr Hoffman and his AnOpenSecret previously on Twitter, when they unblocked me to publish more lies about me, then blocked me again when I responded.
Mr Hoffman is welcome to comment here on any of our stories and provide his own evidence contradicting anything he objects to. To date, no such comment has been received.
I have been through this site multiple times looking for any content which could be defamatory against Mr Hoffman, and I’m unable to find anything that goes beyond reasonable and polite discourse about a self-proclaimed public figure – and defending myself from the many false statements this person and his associated large social media accounts have made about me.
Why would Mr Klein advise his client, who is active in at least 4 current defamation cases, to team up with multiple social media platforms to broadcast and embellish his claims, rather than letting the Court resolve them? Why would he advise that it is a good idea for Mr Hoffman to appear twice a week for hours at a time on a channel whose hosts openly state that their purpose is defamation?
Lest I be accused of defamation myself for describing Citizen Zone’s Friday night “Dank Memes Trading Company” as a defamation show, here are hosts Defango and Leppo doing exactly that:
There is no detectable trace of irony here, and indeed much of the content of the shows has been consistent with this description of it.
Latest False Allegations
On the Friday July 17 2020 episode of Dank Memes Trading Company, more than half an hour of the show was dedicated to talking about me. This was because my name and this site is briefly mentioned on Page 17 of Mr Hoffman’s latest court document in his legal pursuit of Thomas Schoenberger in Palm Beach County Court. Mr Hoffman has filed a Motion for Injunctive Relief in response to Mr Schoenberger’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction.502019CA013860XXXXMB_18
The small minor paragraphs mentioning me (and other content creators) in this document seem at odds with such a large amount of time dedicated to publicly smearing myself and my family. It feels like an attempt to pervert the course of justice by intimidating me into co-operating with their lawsuit against Mr Schoenberger.
This latest Plaintiff’s Motion for Injunctive Relief offers 2 clues, buried towards the end on Page 17:
This paragraph refers to two different posts here:
Searching the first post for “Hoffman” yields only two hits on the page (the third is another post in the sidebar).
The wording about Mr Hoffman is factually accurate. Mr Hoffman himself said that he was responsible for getting Isaac Kappy’s Twitter account shut down. So how could anyone interpret this as defamatory?
Isaac Kappy’s Dead Man’s Switch
The associated paragraph in the Plaintiff’s Motion references “Isaac Kappy’s Dead Man’s Switch”. Kappy told us directly on video and in writing to his former friends Seth and Clare Green that he had created such a thing:
The claim was also widely publicized in international mainstream media including TMZ.
It is more than plausible that Cicada 3301, a group internationally renowned for containing cryptographic experts good at decoding puzzles, would be able to crack an encrypted file. Thomas Schoenberger is friends with Thomas Pain in the Ass of the Globalists Douglas Gabriel, a former NSA cryptographer and has demonstrated communications with intelligence community members like Robert David Steele and Bijan Kian, General Flynn’s former business partner. So it is also extremely plausible that he has access to such people in his network, even if you share the opinion of a handful of detractors who question the legitimacy of his connection to Cicada 3301.
There appears to have been some kind of confusion (either by accident or design) around the idea that “Z” broke a Keybase file, when in fact “Z” and “X” was the code that lead to this story of Eliahi Priest and Allison Cross.
There are a number of characters in this story that the “Z” moniker could be applied to including Zack McQuaid, “Z3301”, and Contact Zero, Eliahi Priest. If you read the actual article about this, it makes sense that it’s Priest, that Kappy could have that information and it could be related to why he spoke ill of Priest before his demise; it also makes sense that X = Cross. Instead military grade LARPers tried to muddy the waters around this really quite significant story, connected to British and Australian intelligence, NATO, the Prime Minister of Australia…into “Titus and Steve said Z3301 cracked a keybase file and he denied it and there was never a keybase file”.
There was some information about Eliahi Priest in this post which came from a source we called Mata Hari. She provided other information that checked out that we have not published. What we did share was published with caveats and redactions and disclaimers, I specifically said:
“All the redactions below have been added by me to preserve peoples’ anonymity. I have no way of knowing if any of this is true so therefore do not endorse [this information] in any way“.
It is difficult to see how this email from Mata Hari could be interpreted to be harmful to Mr Hoffman in any way. He is not even named! This Part 5 of the story is about Eliahi Priest. In the preceding Part 4 of this Kappy investigation, Isaac’s connection to former CIA director John Brennan was discussed; it is unclear whether “GH” refers to his replacement Gina Haspel, or somebody else. Regardless, this person is not accused of any crimes by Mata Hari. Glenn Herman? Kelly Giannini-Harris is someone who met Isaac twice in questionable circumstances and since his death has promoted herself as his best friend. She was married to a criminal biker who did serious time in Broward County, Florida for armed robbery and kidnapping. “Geo Harris” aka “Clownie” is another member of the Famalam with a criminal record who was the supposed keeper of Isaac Kappy’s encrypted files, which is a direct connection to the subject being discussed. There is also another John Brennan around this story (TromaGate) and yet another JB (James Brower, QAnon).
The source of Mata Hari’s information drop was confirmed as legitimate by the actual subject of the information, her ex-lover Eliahi Priest, in the chat of Titus Frost’s show:
Moving on to the second post, Mr Hoffman objects to the word RICO appearing in a Tweet by Mr Schoenberger, feeling that this is specifically directed towards him (despite several others being named in the Tweet).
As a show of good faith, and to demonstrate that I bear Mr Hoffman no malice and have no intention of publishing any false information about him, I have now redacted the word RICO from the post – no need to wait for any court determination of if this is a reference to him or defamatory in some way. It seems to be a word that gets thrown around a lot on the Internet but in reality has little to do with civil litigation in Palm Beach County Court. We don’t have it in New Zealand.
This appears to be the complete extent of anything being asked of me from the Plaintiff’s Motion for Injunctive Relief against Defendant Thomas Schoenberger. I have complied regardless of what happens in the case, even if the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss is granted.
As a further show of good faith, I offer my suggestion that the constant mic problems experienced by Mr Hoffman on Defango’s late night shows may be related to waves crashing into the beach next to his house. Noise travels differently at night than during the day and is affected by the tide and moon phase. Turning automatic volume leveling off may fix the problem.
Defamation Down Under
A large amount of time on the Citizen Zone show was devoted to talking about Defamation law in New Zealand, where I live. There is no indication that Glenn Herman or LadyStephC have law degrees in their own countries, let alone a license to practice law in New Zealand. I at least did a year of Law School here when I was at University, and I have had plenty of legal experience in the 30 years since in this part of the world, the United States and elsewhere.
The statement was made by Glenn and breathily confirmed by alleged Australian StephC that defamation laws are very different in New Zealand to the United States, but the same as Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. This is not the view of the New Zealand Law Society, but what would they know compared to some LARPers on YouTube?
They also stated that because I am a public figure in my home country (“national treasure” was the term they used at one point) I am definitely more vulnerable to a defamation suit there. This makes no sense. There is no test in defamation in New Zealand about if a person is a public figure, although there is a defense (stated here hypothetically and without prejudice for the purposes of scholarly research) of information in the public interest. The high-profile death of an actor from Thor, Terminator Salvation, Breaking Bad and Vanderpump Rules who had recently visited Australia was big news in New Zealand media. Since then the story has become even more newsworthy with the #MateGate pseudo-scandal starring Eliahi Priest, Isaac Kappy, QAnon and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. During the COVID-19 crisis, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been widely praised in the international media and there are many Australians asking “why can’t we have her?”…meaning Scott Morrison is particularly topical here right now.
Here is some legal advice about defamation law in New Zealand from an actual barrister and solicitor, a partner of Big Three law firm Bell Gully Buddle Weir which was founded in 1840:
A key point about New Zealand defamation law is that the Plaintiff should produce witnesses who confirm that false statements influenced their professional dealings with the Plaintiff:
Have any Kiwis invested in Accipiter Capital Management, Accipiter Life Sciences Fund Offshore I & II (Cayman Islands), Candens Capital, or the various other commercial entities in Mr Hoffman’s corporate web? Have there been unexpected redemptions in any of the funds since Isaac Kappy died? Will those clients now testify that reading Burners.me articles or Thomas Schoenberger sock puppet tweets was more important to their investment decisions than the TSLA stock price? That would be fascinating to discover.
Bringing In The Big Guns
This is by no means the first time Defango’s platform has been used to threaten lawsuits against me, although the actual legal basis for any of this is never stated. It’s just a soft smear, suggesting that I somehow broke some law somewhere but never being called to account for their continual failure to produce details, witnesses or evidence.
In this episode they are escalating the attacks to my family by spreading lies about my marriage. In Dave Acton’s recent fascinating interview on The John and Lee Show, right at the end he said that Jason Goodman had widened his defamation attacks against him to include innocent family members, in order to influence him to back off his lawsuit against Goodman in SDNY – the Epstein, Weinstein, Maxwell, Weiner court.
To be fair to Mr Hoffman, it appears to be mostly the other LARPers on the show like Chavez, Herman, StephC or The Tanya (allegedly Tanya Cornwell, wife of former Defango attorney Steven Biss) who are trying to goad him into yet another legal entanglement. They would take delight, Schadenfreude, in watching a fight that would cost both Hoffman and I a great deal of time and money while bringing no benefit to either of us – or society at large.
Of course, these characters openly admit they are on a role playing channel, so it may just be a case of pawns being used to attack without risking the Queen. “Propaganda ghouls” is how these people describe themselves, taking great pleasure in frequent acknowledgement of their “live chat psyop” and “gaslighting” their audience. We’ve already seen a fake fight this year with Defango ending his “love affair” with his “babe”, now brushed off like it never happened. Similar questionable spats have occurred between this crew and Jacquelyn Weaver, Esteban Trujillo de Gutierrez, Brett Trimble, Lestat, Adam Gingrich and Jack Posobiec.
Mr Herman says after I called him a “pedo enabler” (whatever that is), he called me a “cock sucker” and I blocked him. None of this is true, and I challenge Mr Herman to back up his statements with some proof. Here’s some evidence that he’s lying, you can do the search yourself from an account not blocked by him:
The only interaction I can recall with this guy that comes remotely close is this:
You will note that I never even named Mr Herman.
This is the now-deleted post I’m referring to in the thread above as “yep, that cell”.
It’s interesting to look back at this tweet from May 30 2019 and see how most of the people Lestat was tagging there as his MAGAco colleagues and friends at the time seem to have turned on each other.
I’ve made peace with many of the people Lestat named who objected to being associated with Defango’s Disinformation cell. I had good reason behind my opinion that some of the people in Defango’s network at the time of Kappy’s passing were ‘dark occultists”.
A couple weeks back in an episode of “#LARPLINE” on the Defango troll channel, Glenn Herman said that his co-host Gabe Hoffman should sue me for using Isaac Kappy’s “Mossad Media Matrix” map in the story about Defango LARPing that he created QAnon.
There can be no argument that this Media Matrix image is defamatory to Mr Hoffman when he has posted it himself multiple times to his own Twitter timeline and that of his associated account, and even made fun of colleagues/friends for not being included in the map.
Here is Mr Hoffman denying any connections between Jeffrey Epstein and Mossad:
Mr Hoffman never filed any law suits against Isaac Kappy for any of the things he said about him. The problem went away. It seems that Isaac may have had a genuine reason for drawing the map:
Defango described meeting with his Shadow Broker and Mr Hoffman in Florida over a lunch of grouper. At this meeting he claims that Mr Hoffman tried to recruit him for an operation that seems consistent with this Tweet.
Mr Hoffman has admitted to purchasing Mossad t-shirts as a “gag gift” for his friends Manuel Chavez III, Mindy Robinson and Mike Cernovich.
LARPing Into The Corridors of Power
Both Laura Loomer and “Team Mossad” MMA moll Mindy Robinson are running for Congress on the Republican ticket in 2020. Loomer is in Florida’s 21st Congressional District, ie Palm Beach (up against House Minority leader Lois Frankel, D); Mindy Robinson is in Nevada’s 3rd District, ie Las Vegas (against Susie Lee, D).
Will we soon have LARPers elected into Office? Are they America first, or another country first?
Robinson was recently in a bar brawl, which may have been some sort of LARP publicity stunt.
Zionism is not Judaism
The map Glenn & the gang were discussing on Defango’s LARPer show contains more names than those originally drawn by Isaac Kappy:
The point was repeated on the recent “LARPLINE” show that “some of these people aren’t even Jewish”. This is disingenuous, as there are Christian Zionists on the map with Israeli intelligence ties; for example Jack Posobiec, Steve Bannon, Jerome Corsi, George Webb, Larry Klayman.
The important point here is not “who is and isn’t Jewish”. This is about control of the narrative, not race or religion.
The point is foreign interference in our information stream and the infiltration of alt-media and political movements like #MAGA. Some try to expose it, some deny it and attack the exposers.
Guns For Hire
LARPLine co-host Glenn Herman calls himself “a pioneer in the field of computer integration”. I presume he means “systems integration”, a field that has been around since the 1970’s. Mr Herman’s LinkedIn resumé offers few clues to the nature of his “pioneering”. Though it claims “His experience in e-business design and integration spans both pre and post web”, the earliest work history he provides is from 1995 (post web) and he appears to have graduated from college in 1993 – begging the question, just what sort of pioneering integration was he doing in 93 and 94, and for whom? His web site claims that his work for Prodigy between 1995 and 1998 was “pre Web”, which is amusing as the World Wide Web was well underway by that time, while Prodigy was seen as an archaic dinosaur. It was bought by Carlos Slim after IBM and Sears burned through a billion dollars on it.
Mr Herman said on Dank Memes Trading Company that he doesn’t like me, which is perfectly fine – but does suggest an element of malice underpinning his actions. I’ve never met or spoken with the guy, but obviously making frequent appearances on Defango’s channel is in itself a bold statement about somebody’s character.
He stated that while employed with Prodigy in the 1990’s, he used my product HotDog when he was tasked to evaluate free HTML editors. This is another obvious lie, because my software was not free. We were running a business. The standard version was $29.95 and the Professional version started at $99.95.
I’m pretty sure we actually did end up doing an OEM licensing deal with Prodigy, but this was 25 years ago and I can’t show you a record now to confirm that. Prodigy did host a competing product ironically called “Hippie”:
Mr Herman claims to hold security clearances with multiple government agencies. Which makes all the Russian stuff on his Facebook page quite curious…
1985 is at the height of the Cold War, years before the Berlin Wall came down and the Westernization reforms of Yeltsin, Gorbachev and Putin made Moscow an easily accessible tourist destination. “Saint Petersburg” was still called Leningrad back then. Suzdal has been called “the world’s most Russian city”.
The late Michael Aquino said that most of the information behind MindWar and the Human Transformation Project (a big driver of both Burning Man and Transhumanism in the SF Bay Area) came from Russia, via the Esalen Institute (aka DARPA’s Occult Base):
Recently on Defango’s show Mr Herman said that he “knew for a fact” that alt-right operative Jack Posobiec was paid by Russia in Bitcoin to disseminate their propaganda. Posobiec did not deny the claim.
On LARPLine Mr Herman stated that his father was a “famous scientist”. The famous New York scientist Robert Herman only had daughters; perhaps it was NASA’s Jay Herman, who appears to have done work related to strategic atmospheric aerosol spraying, aka “chemtrails”.
In between LARPing on Defango’s channel and “IT consulting”, he works as an instructor at “Manhattan’s right wing safe space”, the Westside Rifle and Pistol Range, where Robert de Niro’s character Travis Bickle trained in Taxi Driver.
Someone publicly bemoaning Obama’s radical homosexual agenda now finds himself as a regular bi-weekly guest on a bi-sexual Latinx’s defamation channel. #GayOps with gay operators…
Thank you for reading this far. A post like this on my personal blog is as much about clarifying my position on the public record to combat disinformation as it is about entertaining and informing the audience. I hope I managed to achieve that too.
I have not mentioned Mr Hoffman here since my responses months ago to lies about me promoted on his various platforms – see Response to Gabe Hoffman/An Open Secret False Allegations (Nov 2019), and An Open Secret Asks Why? Here’s Why (Dec 2019), Tackling the Leopard Misled (Feb 2020). I have never had any intention to defame him and harbor no malice towards him. Nor have I ever received any accusation from him that I have defamed him. We have never received any requests from Mr Hoffman or his attorneys to alter content reported on this site – just demands from behind a Twitter block to “disavow” people. He is welcome to leave a comment here about anything he disagrees with and provide evidence of his own.
As far as I can tell Mr Hoffman’s issue seems to have been about “promoting” (discussing) content from others which he alleges is incorrect or defamatory. I have tried to make some concessions here towards that in good faith, and the ball is now in his court to do the same with respect to the many false, derogatory and defamatory statements about me that remain posted on his social media platforms.
If Mr Hoffman, Mr Herman, Mr Chavez and their associates want to keep joining forces for hours on end to create videos that spread falsehoods about me, I may be forced to create more content in response in order to defend myself – without prejudice and with all rights reserved in all jurisdictions.
Don’t we all have better things to do? There is a global health crisis and economic crisis. People are dying in the hundreds of thousands, in many places the plague is continuing to get worse.
Imagine if all this energy put into LARPing and lawsuits could instead be put into peace and prosperity and health and happiness! For those who are suffering and less fortunate than us, as well as for ourselves and our loved ones.