ACORN is filing a lawsuit against Andre Breitbart, James O’Keefe and Hanna Giles for secretly taping the two dirt bags in Baltimore. The two dirt bags are suing for $500,000 each and ACORN is suing for $1 million.
In Baltimore the law states that both parties must consent to being recorded. The Baltimore City State attorney, Patricia Coats Jessamy, is an Obama shill, and will no doubt be on ACORN’s side. This is the only reason I can see why ACORN would risk a lawsuit. The discovery process is not something ACORN should desire, unless of course they have things already rigged in their favor. Time will tell.
In , ACORN alleges that the filmmakers entered into the organization’s offices in July with a “hidden camera and microphone” and taped employees Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams. Both employees are listed as plaintiffs on the complaint, filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
The crux of the lawsuit centers around a Maryland law which makes it illegal to tape someone without their consent – ACORN is alleging O’Keefe and Giles did so. is asking for $500,000 in damages to be awarded to each of the employees filmed by O'Keefe and Giles, and ACORN itself wants $1 million in damages.
Breitbart.com, one of the suit’s defendants, is run by conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, whose Web site BigGovernment.com first posted most of O’Keefe and Giles’ videos. Breitbart has appeared on television with the filmmaking duo, and has a content-sharing relationship with the Drudge Report.
In other ACORN news the IRS is dumping them too. ACORN will no longer be able to help with tax returns. It is stated that ACORN helped out on some 25,000 returns. Well there goes 25,000 tax audits! I wonder if Charlie Rangel and Tim Geithner went to ACORN to have their taxes done?