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Internet Free Speech Under Threat! Eric
Pepin - Higher Balance Institute Sue QFG for 4.47 Million
Over SOTT Forum Comments!
Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Sott.net
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 06:10 CET
Oregonian
"Master" Eric J Pepin
Yesterday, as I was working on fnishing up the next installment of the Comet Series of Articles, FedEx
delivered a packet of mail from our corporate registered agent in the U.S. It was "Complaint and Demand
for Jury Trial" fled in the State of Oregon by Eric Pepin's Higher Balance Institute, LLC. The reason? A
discussion on the SOTT Forum that begins HERE.
Well, that was entertaining enough when you think about the fact that the discussion that he objects to
was centered on several newspaper articles that describe his close calls with the legal system in Oregon
over charges of sex abuse.
The legal document I received is 10 pages long so I'm just going to summarize it here. If you want to read
the whole thing (it's hilarious beyond belief!) go HERE for the pdf.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF OREGON
Civil No.: CV '08-0233 HA
COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
HIGHER BALANCE, LLC, an Oregon
Limited Liability Company, dba HIGHER
BALANCE INSTITUTE, Plaintif
v.
QUANTUM FUTURE GROUP, INC, a
California corporation, and LAURA
KNIGHT- JADCZYK, Defendants.
Plaintif Higher Balance LLC, dba Higher Balance Institute ("HBI") fles this Complaint against defendants
Quantum Future Group, Inc. ("QFG") and Laura Knight-Jadczyk and alleges the following:
...defendants committed intentional torts that were purposefully targeted at HBI within the State of Oregon;
defendants knew that HBI is a resident of the State of Oregon; defendants' tortious conduct cause HBI to
sufer economic harm within the State of Oregon; HBI's claims arise out of defendants' activities relating to
the State of Oregon; and the exercise of jurisdiction over defendants is reasonable in light of their
intentional misconduct directed towards a resident of the State of Oregon.
As this Court has specifc personal jurisdiction over the defendants, venue is proper in this district and
division under 28 U.S.C 1391(a)(3)
General Allegations:
HBI is an Oregon-based company with over 40,000 customers from all over the world. HBI is dedicated to
helping its customers relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and achieve emotional balance and spiritual
enlightenment through meditation techniques. The majority of HBI's revenues are derived from the online
sale of its books and CDs, which are designed to help its customers learn these meditation techniques.
[Etc...]
Defendant QFG operates a website known as Signs of the Times ("SOTT"). QFG posts articles and
sponsors forums regarding various conspiracy theories and allegedly corrupt organizations on the SOTT
website.
Employees and agents of QFG, including defendant Knight-Jadczyk, serve as administrators and
moderators of SOTT forums. QFG employees and agents, including defendant Knight-Jadczyk, post
comments and analyses in SOTT forums. These employees and agents act within the course and scope
of their agency for QFG when serving as administrators and moderators of the SOTT website and when
posting comments and analyses on the SOTT website.
SOTT forums are available to the general public online.
...Many of HBI's existing and potential customers read the SOTT website as a source of alternative
media....
FIRST CLAIM FOR RELIEF - Defamation - Libel
....Beginning in May 2006, QFG sponsored a forum on the SOTT website concerning HBI under the
heading "COINTELPRO."
Beginning in November 2007, defendants intentionally posted several false, baseless, and derogatory
accusations concerning HBI on the SOTT website including, but not limited to:
a. HBI is a "front for pedophilia";
b. HBI is a "cointelpro" organization;
c. Meditation, as sold by HBI, is an act of "falling into confuence with a psychopathic reality";
d. Those associated with HBI must be careful to avoid sexual molestation by HBI members;
e. HBI is conning the public;
f. "Fishy sexual conduct is occurring at HBI; and
g. HBI "leads people more deeply into sleep."
By posting these statements in a public internet forum, defendants have published and communicated
false and baseless accusations concerning HBI to third parties, including existing and potential HBI
customers.
Defendants' statements tend to subject HBI to hatred, contempt, and ridicule and tend to diminish the
esteem, respect, goodwill and confdence in which HBI is held by the public and by its customers.
Defendant made these false statements with knowledge of their falsity or with reckless disregard for their
truth.
As a result of defendants' false and defamatory statement, HBI sufered general damages in the form of
loss of reputation in an amount to be determined at trial, but in any event, not less than $500,000. HBI has
also sufered special damages in the form of lost income in amounts to be determined at trial, but in any
event, not less than$834,732.
Defendants defamatory statements are still available to the general public on the SOTT website and are
easily found through internet searches relating to HBI. Defendants conduct causes HBI irreparable harm,
and HBI is entitled to an injunction preventing defendants' continued defamation of HBI.
SECOND CLAIM FOR RELIEF: False Light
Defendants intentionally gave publicity to matters concerning HBI that placed HBI in a false light before
the public. etc
...economic damages ... not less than $834,732.
THIRD CLAIM FOR RELIEF: Intentional Interference with Economic Relations -
Interference with Business Relationships
Defendant intentionally interfered with many of these business relationships by communicating the false
and defamatory information listed...
...economic damages ... not less than $97,299.
HBI... has also sufered damages in the form of loss of reputation ... damages .... not less than $500,000.
...Defendants conduct was malicious and warrants punitive damages...
FOURTH CLAIM FOR RELIEF: Intentional Interference With Economic
Relations - Prospective Economic Advantage
Defendant's interference has diminished the esteem, respect, goodwill, and confdence in which HBI is
held by the general public, thereby hindering HBI's ability to obtain many new customers with whom HBI
had a prospective business relationship. ... damages to be determined at trial...
...On its First Claim for Relief, that HBI be awarded general and special damages in amounts to be
determined at trial, but in any event, not less than $1,334,732, and that defendants be enjoined from their
continued defamation of HBI.
...On its Second Claim for Relief, that HBI be awarded damages in an amount to be determined at trial,
but in any event, not less than $1,334,732. and that defendants be enjoined from continuing to place HBI
in a false light.
...On its Third Claim for Relief, that HBI be awarded damages in an amount to be determined at trial, but
in any event, not less than $597,299. plus punitive damages, and that defendants be enjoined from their
coninued interference with HBI's prospective business relationships.
...On its Fourth Claim for Relief, that HBI be awarded damages in an amount to be determined at trial, but
in any event, not less than $1,205,000 plus punitive damages, and that defendants be enjoined from their
continued interference with HBI's business relationships.
... That HBI be awarded pre-judgment and post-judgment interest on all damages recovered.
...That HBI be awarded its costs and disbursements incurred in this action; ...
Harry and David demands a trial by jury on all issues so triable.
25th day of February, 2008.
Bullivant houser Bailey PC
Renee E. Rothauge
Chad M. Colton
Tel 503.228.6351
Attorneys for Higher Balance Institute
Whoah! That's some heavy duty stuf, eh? Sounds like we just ripped up on that poor guy for no reason at
all!
But that's not quite the situation. The original article about Eric Pepin that was brought to our attention on
page 5 of the above-mentioned forum thread read as follows:
A 39-year-old Aloha man who promises spiritual awakening through meditation books and CDs he sells
on the Internet is facing sex-abuse charges.
Beaverton police Detective Mike Smith said Eric J. Pepin runs what appears to be a cult out of his Higher
Balance Institute on Southwest Second Street in Beaverton.
Pepin was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County criminal court on one count of using a child in a
display of sexually explicit conduct, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, and four counts of third-
degree sexual abuse. He was released after posting $26,750 cash, or 10 percent of $267,500 bail. A trial
was set for Sept. 12.
Using a child in a sexual display is a Measure 11 crime punishable by a mandatory minimum of 5 years
and 10 months in prison.
Jamison Dwight Priebe, 21, who works for Pepin and lives at the same address in the 19600 block of
Southwest Cooperhawk Court in Aloha, also was arrested on one count each of using a child in a sexual
display and third-degree sexual abuse.
Priebe and Pepin turned themselves in at the Washington County Jail last week after a grand jury
handed down secret indictments. Priebe was released after posting $25,375 cash bail and is awaiting
arraignment Monday.
Smith said a man who is now 20 was 17 and working for Pepin when he allegedly was sexually abused at
the Higher Balance ofce in the 11900 block of Southwest Second Street in Beaverton and at Pepin's
former home in the city.
A call to the Higher Balance Institute on Wednesday was answered by a "Personal Star Reach Coach,"
who referred questions to Pepin's private attorney, Sam Kaufman.
"The charges are false, and we are confdent Mr. Pepin will be exonerated," Kaufman said.
Pepin's Web site claims he has located more than 100 missing persons and runaways, along with
U.S. Navy submarines, through a psychic ability he calls "remote viewing."
Pepin's meditation systems, which sell for $79 to $149, help customers develop their "sixth sense" and
apply it "inward to awaken a dimensional universe within the mind," the Web site says.
According to an afdavit Smith fled with a request for a search warrant, the alleged victim told police
that Internet customers who rave about Pepin's teachings are men and women usually older than 35. But,
the man said Pepin told him he should recruit "good-looking men" between the ages of 18 and 24
to work for him.
The court record also says Pepin knew the man was 17 when he forced him to perform sex acts.
The boy, Smith wrote, "was taught by Pepin to believe that the sexual contact was only a spiritual
necessity." But after a while, the afdavit says, the boy decided he was being used by Pepin, who bought
him meals and paid him $200 after sex.
The man contacted Beaverton police in January.
Smith said anyone who may have had underage sexual contact with Pepin should call him at 503-526-
2280.
Smith said the man accusing Pepin told police he met one of Pepin's followers at Beaverton Town Square
in April 2004. He told Smith the recruiter invited him to meet Pepin and see him demonstrate levitation.
Pepin introduced himself dressed in a robe emblazoned with the words "Master Eric" and a
triangular symbol and told the victim to take of his shirt, the detective said.
"It's a cult," Smith said, "anytime you have a guy who fancies himself as the master, the leader."
In another story from Associated Press found HERE, we read:
Beaverton police Detective Mike Smith said Pepin operated the Higher Balance Institute in Beaverton.
Smith saidthe ornate robe emblazoned "Master Eric" turned up during a search.
Well, I've been falsely accused of trying to start a cult myself, so I might ordinarily have had sympathy for
Pepin, but when I read the bit about the robe, I blew my tea through my nose. I guess that's why I'm such
a failure as a cult-leader (aside from the fact that I'm not interested in the job) - I hardly ever wear anything
other than sweats and bedroom slippers and spend all my time working!
In any event, even though a grand jury felt that there was enough evidence to indict Pepin, he was
eventually acquitted in trial before a judge as the following report informs us:
Institute leader acquitted of sex charges
HOLLY DANKS - HILLSBORO -- A Washington County Circuit judge called the leader of a
metaphysical Internet sales company manipulative and controlling and his testimony
unbelievable, even as he acquitted him Wednesday of charges that he had sex with an underage
boy.
Judge Steven L. Price, after a fve-day trial without a jury, found Eric James Pepin, 40, not guilty of two
counts of second-degree sexual abuse, four counts of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of using a
child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.
Also acquitted of third-degree sexual abuse and using a child in a pornographic display was Jamison
Dwight Priebe, 21, who has worked for Pepin's Higher Balance Institute since he was 18.
"Everybody has stood by me who knows me," Pepin said Wednesday after hugging supporters. "They had
faith in me, prayed for me. I told them I wouldn't let them down. I did nothing of what was alleged. I've
been nothing but honorable and impeccable."
However, Price said it was "probable that the conduct alleged in all counts occurred," but he
wasn't convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. "There's a lack of strong corroboration," such as a
date-stamp on a videotape of the sexual encounter, the judge said.
The accuser testifed Pepin had him take of his shirt the frst day they met at Pepin's Beaverton home in
April 2004.
"He was going to try and fx my energy and he needed me to trust him," the accuser said. Pepin touched
the teen's "chakra points" on his heart, head and lower abdomen.
"Eric asked me to tell him everything I had done in my life that I was ashamed about," the teen
added.
The accuser said Pepin asked him how old he was the frst day they met and that he told him the truth.
"He said students had to be 18 because he didn't like parents fussing around," the accuser said.
But within days the two were having sex, including a three-way encounter with Priebe, the youth
testifed. Pepin called it "crossing the abyss," the accuser said, "surrendering yourself to your
teacher, your master."
Pepin testifed he is gay and has had sexual relationships with most of his 11 employees, but not
before they were 18. Pepin said he gave his accuser a job, even though the teen was a poor worker,
and continued to be intimate with him and give him money after he was fred, to help him out.
Stephen A. Houze, Pepin's private defense attorney, called the accuser a liar more than 100 times in his
closing argument and noted that Pepin was "the perfect patsy" because society wants to believe the worst
of a gay man.Houze said the accuser brought the charges because he wanted to shake down
Pepin.
Pepin's Higher Balance Institute, now on Northwest Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill, reached an annual high
of $2 million in Internet sales of meditation CDs, tapes and books before his arrest in July.
Pepin touts himself as a psychic and "remote viewer" who has found lost submarines and missing people,
and says he created the "psychic pill" Magneurol6-S that enhances brain function, heals nerve damage,
heightens paranormal experiences and relieves stress for $79 a bottle.
Andrew Erwin, deputy district attorney, called Higher Balance nothing more than a sex cult run by
a "snake oil" salesman who preys on the troubled.
The accuser had nothing to gain by going to police and turned down $250,000 from Pepin to drop the
sex charges, Erwin said.
"I'm disappointed," Erwin said of the verdicts. "The judge wants proof beyond all doubt and that's too high
a standard."
And now, Pepin wants to sue QFG and yours truly for talking about these articles, published in a
newspaper and scattered across the web (though all of them are no longer on the newspaper's website,
wonder what's up with that?)!!
Notice that Pepin, himself, revealed his "sex cult" practices in his own testimony. We'll be trying to get
transcripts of the trial to publish so our readers can hear it from the horse's mouth; stay tuned for that.
Notice also that Pepin's attorney, Houze, accused the victim of bringing charges because he wanted to
shake down Pepin even though the kid turned down 250 K hush money ofered by Pepin. Well, maybe
that's what gave Pepin the idea of suing me. Only thing is, he's gonna have a hard time collecting his 4.47
million because I don't own a thing, live in a rented house, drive a used car and QFG rarely has more than
a grand in the bank at any given time. When we have fund-raisers, the funds are used almost instantly,
repaying loans and covering basic expenses for the site and equipment.
It's also humorous that Pepin is suing QFG which only sponsors a world-wide group of independent
researchers who, together, make up sott.net. QFG doesn't own sott, nor does QFG have any employees
nor any ofcial oversight of anything that the sott.net researchers say or do.
But the bottom line is this: Eric Pepin is convicted out of his own mouth. I mean, what kind of teacher of
meditation says that he has sex with all his employees? And all of them young men?
Nope, we aren't backing down. We frmly believe, based on available ofcial documents and court
records, that Eric Pepin is a danger to innocent people looking for spiritual guidance. Obviously, young
guys just looking for sex and money and a good time will be delighted to take his pills, listen to his tapes
and attend his retreats. But the wider public who are not aware of these things in Pepin's background, who
are not aware that even the judge who acquitted him regretted having to do so, and that the Prosecutor of
the case was also convinced that justice had NOT been done, need to be warned about such individuals
in our society.
Maybe Eric Pepin will take Sott.net down, we don't know. We don't have money for an expensive defense
attorney, we barely stay afoat. But even if that happens (and we hope our readers will help us out now as
never before), there are others who know and I don't think that Eric Pepin and all his minions can track
down and silence all of them.
Even if you can't give to our legal defense fund, I will appreciate letters of support during this trying time.
Write to sott(at)sott.net and I will try to answer each and every one.
And thanks to all our readers for your constant support and encouragement.
Comment: Oregon police say man abused teen in cult-like operation
"Two Aloha men arrested on sex-abuse charges"
Leader of Washington County Internet company acquitted of sex abuse
Sexual predators in the religious scene
Make no mistake about it: This is an attack on internet freedom and freedom of speech, plain and
simple. If Eric Pepin were to win, based on the accusations in the complaint, it would set a precedent that
would reverberate across the world. It would make anyone who had a diferent opinion or view of the world
- other than that which is approved by the PTB - subject to suppression and censure. The issues of
psychopathy and conspiracy are specifcally named in the complaint as well as the connection between
religion and making money. If this suit were to succeed, it would signifcantly chill further discourse about
conspiracies, pathological deviance, mind control methods and real cults, including the Judao-Islamo-
Christian dominator trio. It would be a disaster.
And so, I think we can begin to notice who is and is not interested in assisting us in publicizing this threat,
what so-called "alternative news" sites or "conspiracy theory" sites are willing to come to our aid in facing
this threat against all of us on the net.
Certainly there are people and sites that have felt the sting of our critique and we have felt theirs more
than once. This is the watershed. As Martin Niemller said:
"In Germany, they came frst for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
It's time for those who stand for freedom of speech, for our First Amendment Rights, to speak up or
forever be silenced. Because that is what will happen if Eric Pepin and the Higher Balance Institute
prevail. He will create the precedent for total suppression for the PTB masters whether that is his intention
or not.
Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Laura Knight-Jadczyk is a seventh generation Floridian, a historian/mystic and author of 14 books and many articles published
in print and on the internet. She is the founder of SOTT.net and the inspiration behind the Cassiopaean Experiment. She lives in
France with her husband, Polish mathematical physicist, Arkadiusz Jadczyk, four of her fve children, extended family, eight
dogs, fve birds and a cat.

Reader Comments
Reader Comment
By: Zadius Sky
Well, this is interesting. There was enough evidence to indict Eric Pepin by the jury, and a good deal of articles on
him as being a sexual predator. And, because of the forum discussion about him, BASED on the trial, news articles,
and his website, he is now taking it out on SOTT?
He is obviously ofended because he seems to be afraid that he will not be doing what he wanted to do if his
predatory actions are continuing to be exposed. And, he certainly is very dangerous to the innocent people.
I do think everyone needs to be learned and warned about this obvious sexual predator.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 07:39 CET
Libel vs Truth
By: topshag01
I was suckered into buying magneurol, and a set of tapes for meditation. I would never have made the purchase
based upon what I've learned since. Defnately stay away from the cult types like Pipin who refer to themselves as
master. Regarding the suit, libel is printing a lie, whereas SOTT was just repeating the facts.
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:25 CEST
Orwelian world
By: axel_dunor
I've just made a donation to the legal fund and I am preparing a support letter.
It's frightening to see that legal actions are conducted against SOTT that simply relayed newspapers' articles
exposing the deviant behaviour of Eric Pepin.
All my support goes to SOTT and I hope that for a long time you will give what lies, deception and manipulation
deserve : truth.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 08:45 CET
No Way!
By: cyre2067
Frankly, I know people can sue anyone for anything nowadays but this is a sick joke. If anything, the forum was used
to collect evidence of improper sexual conduct on Pepin's part and it did a good job at that.
By his own adminision he's having sex with his staf members and calling himself "Master" - this is obviously
pathological behavior that has absolutely nothing to do with spirituality and everything to do with keeping people
asleep! The fact that there's so much money involved is also a huge clue that they aren't doing it for 'the good of
humanity'.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 09:11 CET
ps
By: cyre2067
Nice additions - the picture, and links are very apropos.
I also LOVE the lil icon next to the vote button - priceless.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 10:48 CET
The PTB goes after SOTT again
By: Mrs. Peel
This is the silliest thing I've ever heard. Hell, it's an on-line forum. Freedom of speech and all that?? What a waste of
the SOTT's time and fnancial resources to try and deal with this crap. You guys must have hit the nail on the head
with this one.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 09:35 CET
Dream on Pepin
By: The rabbit
As some one has said , why didnt he go after the newspapers. The guys in his own remote viewing
dreamworld.
or he is being put up to it.
Theres no way he can win , everything written is FACT, can one use a judge who is not trying the case to be used by
the defendents.
Probably not , but that would be fun..
What a nutter.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 09:54 CET
Filthy rich and wants more!
By: Ockham
It's a downright shame psychopaths like this exist online to take people's money and feed them nonsense.
From everything I have learned here, I would say you should sue him for $100 million.
One a psycho is flthy rich, they will do anything to keep that sickness infested.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 10:28 CET
Well, what a nasty surprise
By: system
I've been a careful reader of the C's material for years up to now, and the best support, beyond donating,
that I can give, is that priceless quote from the Cassiopaeans, which says, basically, "to always expect attacks and
to know the modes of same; and not to anticipate"...
Apart from this (inexact, that is) quote which I referred to, not only will I donate to the fund but also buy The Wave 6.
And, oh, there is no reason why they should sue sott or QFG, or whatever! Can't they see that what was posted
were comments based on news (from other sources!)?
I am faithful that Laura will surely remember what that old lady who passed away told her (as is related in book two
or three of the Wave): that such beings or persons who dwell in the darkness surely dislike and retaliate the light that
is cast upon them. There it is, even the newspapers's websites have sent those articles on Eric Pepin's connection
to the sexual abuses to the bin.... And those vampires (linked to Pepin) are certainly afraid of this untasty knowledge
about their nasty activities being freely circulated on a website of repercussion to people from all beacons of the
whole world, such as the sott.net .
I have a dream, said Martin. I suppose you've been fghting for this dream of yours for years on, and you've kept
mine and that of many others alive too. The time has come to prove who you are.
Light(en) up!
All my best wishes
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:25 CET
Nonsense
By: Lugh
Since when one can't have an opinion based on experience, and express it publicly ? Do we sue people
each time they express their opinion or complain about a brand or a product they have bought ??
And since when one can't publish ofcial articles from ofcial newspapers on their website ?
This is just nonsensical.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:29 CET
Speechless
By: Tigersoap
That's insane.
We jumped forward in time to the frst of April right ?
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:02 CET
As Bugs Bunny would say....
By: Gimpy
"What a Moron!"
He's suing you for perceived lost income, and his court costs, lawyer's fees from the last trial, so he won't have to
own up from his stash o loot. He's picked Sott because he thinks it will be an easy win. If he tried to sue the local
papers you can bet it would be a lengthy trial and he'd be ruined.
He's hoping to extort Sott to drop the charges, the minging prat.
I'll do what I can. You guys hang in there!
Gimpy
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:04 CET
Sue him
By: Fifth Way
Maybe there is a way I can sue him for the damages he will cause me and thousands of others by trying to deprive
me and thousands of others from one of the very last psychopath-free information sources on the worldwide net.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:09 CET
The Good News is:
By: Fifth Way
... despite Google's suppression, SOTT/QFS is obviously doing something right, reaching more people than
the PIP (Psychopaths In Power) can stand.
Calls for a round of applause!!!
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:19 CET
Make that Lawsuit "et. al"
By: Great Hierophant
Put my name on IT, too! Make that lawsuit represent Others Like Us! CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!!!
By the Way, My Name is Martha Rose Crow. All you need it two people to apply for a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT on
behalf of the "Class" of people that were WRONGED!!! At least that's how the law was seven years ago...
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 11:10 CET
insanity
By: Hildegarda
This is bullying and harassment pure and simple. This guy has just proved that he is a psycho and a
predator.
Come on, his organization is a true cult; he has somehow gotten himself out of a lawsuit with nasty charges, he has
been all over the mainstream media with this -- and now he is suing a forum on which his unsatisfed customers who
talk about all this on the net?
This is insane.
SoTT and QFS, you have my complete support. I hope the critter regrets this lawsuit of his many times over. Let's
give the lie what it's asking for -- the truth.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:34 CET
A Spellbinder
By: system
Evidently this guy is using meditation as a means to condition the mental states of his victims to set them up for his
nefarious predations. From reading the SOTT discussions and the article about him it's clear to me that what he
calls meditation techniques are really just newer forms of mind conditioning, no diferent then using a drug to take
sexual advantage of someone.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:36 CET
crocodiles are ever hungry
By: system
by suiing QFG Pepin is digging a comfy decorated grave for himself and burying there also any aspirations for
prospering business in future whatsoever. Hopefully this legal suit will only bring more seekers to sott!
and where from did his attorneys get their ridiculous fgures of damages, especially concerning 'loss of potential
clients'? Are there specifc formulas to calculate this?
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:39 CET
Egads...
By: dant
This is right in my neighborhood! I hope this guy is convicted and removed from my area. Sheesh!
Seems like a counter-suit might be in order.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:04 CET
Reader Comment
By: Divide By Zero
That's messed up! Too bad it's not like the UK, where if you sue and lose you have to pay the defendant's court
costs.
I wish you luck and will be donating to the defense fund!
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:07 CET
when high and low line up
By: system
It seems that the interest's of 4D-STS have lined up with the interests of this vector known as Pepin. STS wants
SoTT shut-down as part of their global control plans, and Pepin is looking for money and to actively "defend" his
honor so that the illusion of same might be maintained. As Gimpy stated, Pepin almost surely smells an easy kill.
SoTT - you have my support in standing up against this -path.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:12 CET
There you go
By: ROEL
"Judge Steven L. Price, after a fve-day trial without a jury, found Eric James Pepin, 40, not guilty of two
counts of second-degree sexual abuse, four counts of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of using a child in a
display of sexually explicit conduct."
"PROTOCOL No. 8
"1. We must arm ourselves with all the weapons which our opponents might employ against us. We must search out
in the very fnest shades of expression and the knotty points of the lexicon of law justifcation for those cases where
we shall have to pronounce judgments that might appear abnormally audacious and unjust, for it is important that
these resolutions should be set forth in expressions that shall seem to be the most exalted moral principles cast into
legal form."
DECEPTION IN MOTION...
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:19 CET
I wonder?
By: shellycheval
"or he is being put up to it?"
Certainly the usual suspects of cointelpro agents working against SOTT would rejoice over this despicable act.
Perhaps Pepin isn't working this attack alone?
You have my support--take care.
shellycheval
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:30 CET
Maybe he isn't working alone.
By: cyclingthoughts
I noticed that Jef Rense is still supporting Pepin's product and has been at least for a couple years ( I naively
bought that garbage after seeing it on his site). The Higher Balance banner is the 3rd down from the top.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 23:02 CET
could be
By: system
It's a real possibility...
Also, when it comes to super rich sexual predators and their behaviors being brought to light...it gets ugly. These
people are very interconnected and command vast resources. It's a sad shame, they could tie this up in litigation for
years if they so decide.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 01:05 CET
Unbelieveable!
By: Lynne
Here you have a real sicko that thinks not only that he can prey on innocent victims, but that he can snuf out
freedom of speech, too.
It would seem that there is more going on here with the psychopathic society than meets the eye. I agree that SOTT
and the forum are hitting close to the truth on a lot of things and those in the know are getting very uncomfortable.
What's next? How soon until we will not be able to say anything other that what is allowed? Think about it, we need
to make a stand.
You got my support guys. I'm making a donation NOW.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 15:25 CET
A Futile Gasp
By: Rich Dolan
Greetings everyone. This lawsuit is so utterly specious and spurious, so devoid of merit, I am frankly amazed that
the plaintif has the audacity to attempt it. The public domain articles presented by SOTT regarding his background
will provide more than ample defense. Still, a lawsuit means ... money. Let's see what we can do to help the cause!
My best to everyone at SOTT.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:07 CET
Jurisdiction is everything
By: system
In matters similar to the above. It is extreemly important to understand what is being "conveyed". Acting on behalf
of... a package was opened addressed (correctly?) to a Fiction of Law. As an autonomous free thinking individual
having the ability to defne ones own terms this precipitates the requirement to question terms presented in order to
acquire kowledge then understanding. They always uses TDC as leverage.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 17:24 CET
Intimidation tactic
By: Peto
Eric Pepin the psychopath must have used this intimidation tactic to silence many people before. He didn't expect
his victim to hit back so publicly. Typical of psychopathic wishful thinking.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 17:53 CET
Damages for loss of reputation???
By: Aeneas
A reputation for preying on young boys/men and to having sex with most of his 11 young male employees by
his own admission. Now he feels that reputation is somehow being damaged by being exposed? Sick!!!
The young victim in the trial is unlikely to be the only boy to have been caught in the web of "Master" Eric. Anna
Salter mentions in her book "Predators, pedophiles, rapists and other sex ofenders", that most child victims don't
press charges and even if they do, the ofenders rarely get convicted.
You have my support. Don't let this person get away with intimidation and predation.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 19:55 CET
Full Support
By: Vulcan59
You have my full support. And I bought a bunch of books. Give the lie what it needs - the truth.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 20:07 CET
100% with you
By: Jacques
You have all my support. And as the others have said: Give the lie what it needs - the truth.
Count me for a donation.
Take care and be wise. We never know what are the ways that the PTB are going to take.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 20:56 CET
Why sue SOTT?
By: system
Since 2006, Pepin has been tossed around and toasted on more than a few sites. His predatory lifestyle is
not a secret. Lots of other forums have discussed his habits and the trial and basically said the same as the SOTT
forum.
Take a look at these:
Link Posted July 20, 2006 01:41 PM by Julia on Safe Passage Foundation Org.
Link Monday, January 28 2008 @ 04:19 PM CST by Admin from the Republic of Texas at Hidden Mysteries.
Link billybob2
Dec 27 2006, 04:59 PM on Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forum
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 21:27 CET
Too close to home
By: BINGER
Praise Geeeeeesus. Right in my back yard. How handy for me to get some enlightment and learn a few new
paranormal tricks, huh??? I better not say anymore for fear they'll be coming with handcufs sooner than I'd like. I
still have a few more things to learn.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 21:52 CET
Dirty Psycho Punk!
By: system
Aaarggh, fury is running my veins. My punchbag is going to get some hammer this morning. We need to
spread this article far and wide and make sure this sex criminal punk doesnt do any damage to our beacon
of light, sott.net. Spread the word about Eric Pepin!!
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 04:05 CET
"Master Eric" busted...
By: szob
Can't help but think that this guy has just shot himself in the foot by suing SOTT. I mean he has just emerged from a
sex abuse lawsuit and he jump right into suing someone else. Articles about the lawsuit are still foating on the net
describing his sexual conduct with teenage boys and he imagines that people will think that he is an innocent
person under unjustifed attack from his own customers! This guy is at least hysterical or could even be considered
a psychopath stalking people who dared to point to the truth of his conduct!
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 04:17 CET
Sicko
By: Bo
Everyone should be warned about this sexual predator!
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 04:22 CET
...
By: system
The nonsense you guys have to put up with! I would frst try and have the case thrown out based on the fact that it
has no merit and not waste too much of your precious time on this petty tyrant.
It's funny, the photograph you have of this guy, it looks like he had to get dressed in a hurry, with his collar tucked in
like that. A picture speaks a thousand words...
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 05:00 CET
I am heat up right now!!!
By: *Aya*
Always thank you and I am always with you, Laura!!! It is obvious that He is the one who has huge problem! I am
logical and I will not fooled by a person like this anymore! Most of us here got your books and now we have power to
support you! Even we are far away, we know what to do. Ganbatte!!
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 05:21 CET
ridiculous
By: pjms9
This is ridiculous. This guy selling meditation tapes whose efciency is not ofcially proven and suing for complains
of dissatisfed customers. This needs to be fought , else the ptb can take take it as a example and use it for
suppression of free speech on the internet. Unfortunately , all the judges are paid or tweaked by current
administration, so it is highly important to be vigilent despite the frivilous nature of the case.
By the way the forum post is very decent , it is objectively commented , this is million times betterand decent than
daily aired radio chat batterings and our decider president's lie.
can all the people in US sue our decider president for defaming USA in front of the world?.
SOTT should sue him back for what ever the losses this guy created to sott work or in general discouragement to
general public who wants to express themselves.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 05:42 CET
Wishful thinking in the Extreme
By: Ryan
Did Pepin really think a website with the level of commitment to the Truth that SOTT has would just fold
under a frivolous lawsuit? Thank you Eric Pepin... he's going to be a very well known fgure indeed if SOTT
has anything to say about it. Not that they really need to - the facts speak for themselves.
Spread the word about Eric Pepin and HBI!
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 06:04 CET
Petty Tyrant
By: Niall
O boy is this gonna backfre on them! If you attack Laura and SOTT.net, you attack all who love Truth.
Laura and Ark, you continue to give so much in spite of all the crap they throw at you. Daunting as the propect of
this ordeal seems from here, I have faith in you to come through this stronger than ever.
I will donate as much as I can to help your defence. In the meantime, let us try to fnd out as much as we can about
this STS vector... I mean, pederast... I mean, Spiritual Healer, Eric Pepin, as possible.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 08:43 CET
Reader Comment
By: Rylek
Give the lie what it deserves: the Truth!
Wanted to show my support, made a donation for the lawsuit defense. Every day I realize more and more that
without SOTT I would be adrift in the sea of lies and manipulation that surround us.
Let's not allow for SOTT to be taken down.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 09:32 CET
I join
By: Yossarian
"Wanted to show my support, made a donation for the lawsuit defense. . . . " I made a donation as well.
Keep us posted. Thank you for what you do!
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 11:52 CET
Hang in there, Sott!
By: zemolo
Better to loose a 'Master' Pepin than Sott! There are very few news sites like sott and its forum is really unique,
but plenty of 'pepins' around.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 10:46 CET
You will be fne...
By: marc-0009
Hey Laura, this smells smells smells... I am rooting for you and and I will be sending you a few gift cards in
the mail to contribute towards this crap. But think this one through... Clearing this up in the legal sense
may not be the only worthy goal!!! Perhaps there is a way to kill three birds w/ one stone. I am hoping you get my
drift but as I am sure you are aware this is about more than just "Eric Pepin"... he is the superfcial layer and it will be
him they use as the veil to poke you. Anyways, perhaps it is time to set up a new forum subheading - or even a new
"incorporated" site al-together (just to take the heat of SOTT for this particular issue) and try to put some of the die-
hard resources here on SOTT to work for you in doing what we do best. Hopefully there are a few legal types that
are regular readers here that can contribute "sans dough" as well. You have nurtured quite a great community here,
and I was quite shocked to here this news!!! From what I have read of you, each time you have been challenged you
have come out the other side with insights that money could not buy... You are not alone in this, as we are rooting
and willing to do what is needed:)
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 22:38 CET
Just added
By: Laura
I just added the following text to the comment at the end of the article:
Make no mistake about it: This is an attack on internet freedom and freedom of speech, plain and simple. If Eric
Pepin were to win, based on the accusations in the complaint, it would set a precedent that would reverberate
across the world. It would make anyone who had a diferent opinion of view of the world - other than that which is
approved by the PTB - subject to suppression and censure. The issues of psychopathy and conspiracy are
specifcally named in the complaint as well as the connection between religion and making money. If this suit were
to succeed, it would signifcantly chill further discourse about conspiracies, pathological deviance, mind control
methods and real cults, including the Judao-Islamo-Christian dominator trio. It would be a disaster.
And so, I think we can begin to notice who is and is not interested in assisting us in publicizing this threat, what so-
called "alternative news" sites or "conspiracy theory" sites are willing to come to our aid in facing this threat against
all of us on the net.
Certainly there are people and sites that have felt the sting of our critique and we have felt theirs more than once.
This is the watershed. As Martin Niemller said:
"In Germany, they came frst for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
It's time for those who stand for freedom of speech, for our First Amendment Rights, to speak up or forever be
silenced. Because that is what will happen if Eric Pepin and the Higher Balance Institute will prevail. He will create
the precedent for total suppression for the PTB masters whether that is his intention or not.
So, let's pay attention to who does and does not give this matter the publicity it deserves. You will know who is or is
not for your freedoms by this simple test.
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 06:13 CET
Reader Comment
By: craig
"... Price said it was "probable that the conduct alleged in all counts occurred," but he wasn't convinced
beyond a reasonable doubt. "There's a lack of strong corroboration," such as a date-stamp on a videotape of the
sexual encounter, the judge said."
Just unbelievable! Certainly slams it home that there is a fundamentally diferent type of human being among us;
what a sicko!
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 13:49 CET
"Master Eric" should sue himself...
By: apeguia
...for openly admitting to being a sexual predator and seducing almost all of his staf.
And the rest of us should be spreading this info far and wide, because it does concern the future of freedom of
speech on the web. No draconian laws will be needed if guys in robes with cash can silence anyone!
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 14:15 CET
Sheesh!
By: system
What audacity! And what a waste of time, energy & money for Sott. You have my support as well!
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 14:29 CET
Lock Down
By: christx11
If Master Eric prevails then the Hillsboro Argus can be sued, The Oregonian can be sued, The judge who was
directly quoted as saying, Judge Steven L. Price said it was ,"probable that the conduct alleged in all counts
occurred."
What were the counts?
two counts of second-degree sexual abuse
four counts of third-degree sexual abuse
one count of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct
All horrifc. And the last one "using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct"!!!!!!
Sue the judge Steven L. Price.
Sue Holly Danks of the Oregonian.
Sue Kurt Eckert of the Hillsboro Argus.
Nope, they are after you and me, average person.
Now they want to take away one of the last rights we have that they have not completely shutdown yet.
Lock Down.
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 14:44 CET
Pro Bono Legal Defense
By: system
If there are any attorneys that read and subscribe to SOTT, please consider ofering Pro Bono legal services on
SOTT's behalf in this case.
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 14:49 CET
unbelievable!
By: system
this creep wants to sue SOTT for hosting a forum discussion of info that's already in the public domain?! he has
really shown his true pathological colours.
if this case doesn't get laughed out of court then mankind is in serious trouble. like, even more than it is already.
SOTT.net is one of the last bastions of objective, rational free speech and commentary, on the internet - the future of
open public discourse is absolutely at stake here.
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 15:54 CET
gee...
By: Alejo
this is just a sample of how uncofortable they are with so many people getting acces to objective truth in
the planet , but they're free to do so... free will...you know they are able by the very truth in the universe to do what
they do.... that's just a fact...
nonetheless that inanymanner means that we have to take it... that we can't fght it , we gotta show them that
freedom is something they can't take away , like in the movie V for vendetta is that last inch that we should never let
them take away .... this site is that window from wich im able to see ligth , let us show them that we will stand
together so that window won't close... thank you laura , thank you signs team , thank you .....
you have got my suport !!..
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 16:28 CET
Suing free speech
By: system
One of those things (of many) that had been outlawed under Sutler's rule in the movie 'V for Vendetta' was free
speech. Whoever is, directly or indirectly, backing this self proclaimed guru Pepin is trying to end free speech by
suing it.
Pepin sells 'meditation (read:mind conditioning) and he calls this mind conditioning 'freedom.' And it is freedom of
speech that is now being 'conditioned' by this lawsuit.
As above so below
Well actually, in Pepin's case, its more accurate to say it in inverse: 'as below so above'.
What Pepin has been doing on a small scale is now being targeted for the larger scale and freedom of speech is the
target.
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 20:46 CET
Higher UnBlanaced
By: mtnman
Check out this guy's website. What a bunch of drivel. If he is a spiritual master I'm the Easter Bunny.
Subjective rubbish.
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 22:11 CET
Be the warrior...
By: Snow
...because our virtues can be further tested and forged by this petty tyrant.
SOTT, you *have* my full support (and a small donation to help us in this battle)
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 06:46 CET
Maybe QFG is not all he's suing
By: system
Maybe he's casting a wide net as a last-ditch attempt to set himself up fnancially. As a probable imposter, he won't
actually be interested in maintaining his "enlightenment" business if it stops paying and he doesn't get the ego-boost
of being called "Master." Maybe do a search and see who else has repeated the charges against him, spread the
news of this suit, and perhaps others will speak up if they've also been targeted.
As for his business, I'd guess almost all phony coping techniques "work," for a while, because in themselves they
are a distraction from what's ailing people. Good gosh.
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:28 CET
Free Speech Threatened
By: system
SOTT is one of the few sources of real news still available on the planet. This attack is surely yet another attempt to
stop free speech and shut this site down. We have got to support SOTT - this battle is about our freedom!
Donation is on its way.
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:03 CET
This article marginalizes SOTT.
By: system
I hate to say it, but it does. I'm sorry that this predative arsehole fnds it necessary to take his lust (for
revenge) out on SOTT, but the truth is that this guy is just another hack. Big deal. There's really no case for
a suit, as SOTT cannot be held accountable for the statements made on their forums. Even if they could, they seem
to be big proponents of free speech, therefore, the libel and slander suits are out the window. This guy is a scam
artist, and if he followed his own advice that he overcharges for, he'd just meditate on the lesson he has gained not
only from being caught, but also from the damage he has inficted upon himself by acting like a nut. The fact that we
here have been onto his BS and have posted the truth and commented on it should hold no bearing on anything. So
why, then, are we wasting time with it now? It's so trivial and meaningless that it only serves to distract us from more
important issues. This story is like anything about Brittney Spears on TV when we should be seeing what attrocities
Israel is visiting upon the innocent people in Palestine. Fluf.
Humbug, and best of luck with the lawsuit. I don't think there's any need to worry. Unless this guy is a CIA
counterintell agent...
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 20:19 CET
Never Underestimate a Foe
By: Kesdjan
I understand what your saying General Chaos- the suit looks INSANE to us sane people. But unfortunately the legal
system is not always sane- there have been numerous precedents in which this kind of thing is considered libel. The
minute you laugh of a threat as "trivial" is the minute you're defeated.
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 23:13 CET
Welcome to the Matrix
By: system
From the interrogation scene from Matrix 1
Neo: I know my rights; I want my phone call!
Agent Smith: What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak?
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:26 CET
PR stunt by Pepin?
By: slavronin
Wow! What chutzpah! I know Laura and others in the QFG have experienced all sorts of psychic attacks before but
I'm stunned at the riduculousness and transparency of this lawsuit.
I can't help but think of this lawsuit as a public relations ploy by Pepin to detract attention from the publicity damage
done to HBI by himself and putting the blame on someone else. Even if the stunt fails, it takes the pressure of his
own scandals and pushes them away from the spotlight into the distant memory of the past. I also see how by suing
SOTT he maybe sort of recreating his previous criminal trial to defeat a fall guy and thus vindicate his "credibility" - a
kind of transference. Reminds me of how a politician will create or hype a soft or inconsequential issue for the media
to distract them from more damaging controversies.
You have my support SOTT and can expect a donation very soon. Best wishes and good luck.
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:43 CET
Also
By: Ruth
Sometimes parasitic people think their way to fame and fortune is to sue people. I suspect that the American legal
situation is mostly to blame for that.
Let's hope this backfres on the rotten little parasite... royally!
People who seek to ruin others (via what ever means) deserve to be ruined themselves.
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:29 CET
Dangerous Legal Games
By: Dasein
The lawsuit may be meritless, but the law frm representing Pepin is Bullivant, Houser, Bailey PC which happens to
be one of the largest law frms on the West coast. What concerns me is that the attorney handling the suit, Renee E.
Rothauge, is one of the top litigators in computer and internet law in North America. Pepin, or those behind him, is
apparently willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars to sue Laura, who he knows is efectively judgment proof. It
will cost a truckload of money to even defend this case because the law frm will paper the defendant to death, run
up the fees and make it economically impossible to win!
If they manage to get a default judgment against SOTT, they can domesticate the judgment in Europe and not only
shut down the website, but Laura's print publications as well.
This is obviously a well-funded efort to silence the C's and Laura's amazing work.
You have my support and my prayers.
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 18:52 CET
Reader Comment
By: Trinity4049
I fnd it some what ironic that the quote of the day is, "If you want to know who is in power, ask whom you
cannot critisize."
I just wanted to say that for my part, I am 100% behind you guys. Unfortunatly we are extremly broke at the moment,
but if there is anything else we can do let us know and count me in. I personally think that this proves that he is
guilty as
charged.
It strikes me as unusual that the charges where dropped. In a simular case several years ago a man was convicted
of very simular crimes on shaky evidence, he is now serving 220 years! It seems to me that there may be more
going on here than meets the eye.
I am really sorry to hear that you have to put up with this bull.
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:58 CET
Gallant Knight, Ride boldly ride
By: aurora
This kind of trying to eliminate everyone who speaks the truth is happening right now in the land of turkey-brained
people too. This is the time we should stand together and although I am broke too I will send whatever I can. A suf
saying : This will also pass. By the way, I also think this guy is being used by those that want to stay in the shadows.
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:28 CET
Psychopathic ridiculousness
By: GabR
Only in the sick "logic" of a psychopath like sex abuser Eric Pepin it is possible so do this.
Wed, 12 Mar 2008 04:05 CET
Shine the light on him!
By: GRiM
Such a huge sum of money, Iwe donated I really hope people will take notice of this struggle!
Sott-team, my thoughts are with you - don't drop the hope!
Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:50 CET
Ideas to help
By: system
Most of us in the US are feeling the pinch of the depressed economy. But just think of how much worse things will
get if everyone out there has absolutely NO access to real news, logical analysis, and the truth about TPTB. We
must act now. If a bastion of truth such as SOTT is taken out, the few others that remain will likely follow in short
time.
Here's a recent forum brainstorm about some ideas to gain a few extra bucks:[Link]Sounds like time for a spring
cleaning!
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:36 CET
My Two Cents Worth
By: redrock12
Imo, this is what Jesinivarah-more commonly known as Jesus-prophesied about how the tares would be allowed to
grow along with the wheat, but would be separated at the harvest. Well folks, it would seem that the harvest is upon
us, and like someone said previously, the tares will be easy to spot, simply by who does and doesn't support SOTT
in this charade of a lawsuit.
Will SOTT win this case? Imo, in 4th density, they've already won, because the pathocratic system is forced to
expose its true nature Unfortunately, in third density, we have to acknowledge that STS has the upper hand, and the
creeps-Pepin, his law frm, and whoever else is behind this lawsuit-know this. Otherwise this high-priced law frm
wouldn't have taken this on. But on the positive side, again imo, even if SOTT loses this suit, the truth still wins,
because in a fair and just system, this lawsuit wouldn't even see the light of day.
Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:04 CET
Question for Laura
By: system
Laura, I have read your material for years.
The United States is a psychopathic nation. It is not just Bush.
So why do you have any connection, that is, a corporation or any presence in that country? I would have thought
that you would remain clear of the USA so that you would not be so vulnerable.
Fri, 14 Mar 2008 19:16 CET
Not Really A 1st Amendment Issue
By: GeofreyTransom
Hi there,
Right of the bat - and having read the entire complaint - it seems to me that if the facts are as stated (regarding the
legal procedures faced by Mr Pepin) the plaintif has almost zero chance of success. Truth is a defence in
defamation, and it has already been held that webmasters are not liable for comments in unmoderated fora.
That said, it ought to be clear that publishers are not exempt from defamation law simply because they are on the
internet. Repeating an allegation (if the allegation is untrue) is as defamatory at law, as if the words are spoken or
written by the speaker. (e.g.; if you say "A says that B is a child molester", the court will hold that his is IDENTICAL
to you having said "B is a child molester", brut).
We (The Lovely and I) have just been through a process whereby we were vilifed through a series of e-mails to The
Lovely's workplace; this - coupled with a Senior Partner who did not give Sarah any presumption of innocence - cost
her a 10-year legal career, and any shot at partnership (having been selected by the frm for a secondment to Paris
indicates that she was previously held in some high regard). Thus - if the First Amendment argument is followed - a
job that earns a million and a half dollars a year (as a Junior Partner) was destroyed as a result of 'free speech'....
First Amendment principles concern the protection of the people against LAWS that infringe upon freedom of
speech. It does not exculpate people for the obligation to verify facts before repeating them, and it does not remove
from third parties, the right to seek redress for wrongs to reputation.
Thus, one has the RIGHT to say "B is a child molester", whether it is true or not - the First Amendment guarantees
that right (which is why the US is one of the few countries that does NOT have 'Holocaust Denial' laws). So, having
the right to asy "B is a child molester", comes with exposure to an obligation to compensate B is your statement
turns out to be false.
Cheerio
GT
France
PS the perpetrator of the aforementioned libel against Sarah is a fellow named Daniel Miralles. He is a French
national living in Pasadena. The defamatory statements he made were to French police, and to The Lovely's
emloyer in Australia... try sorting out the jurisdictional issues on THAT ball of wax (including enforcability of any
foreign judgement)!
Sun, 30 Mar 2008 15:17 CEST
One more thing...
By: GeofreyTransom
Pepin is a name redolent with history. Pepin III (the Short) was the son of Charles Martel and the father (if I recall
correctly) of Charlemagne. He was the Mayor of the Palace to Childeric III - the last of the Merovingian kings of the
Frankish empire. Childeric III was dethroned by Papal fat and Pepin installed; the papacy's history of intrigue in the
French throne did not begin with this event, and certainly didn't end there.
I wonder if this chap was called Pepin at birth, or whether perhaps he adopted the name.
Peu importe - only Americans (and to a lesser extent, Australians... young countries) are silly enough to place any
importance on a fellow's surname as evidence of familial provenance.
Cheerio again
GT
France
PS... as far as herd membership is concerned, I am currently trapped in Australian citizenship - so only Americans
can complain abut the 'young country' dig.
Mon, 31 Mar 2008 02:50 CEST
Atrocities are the new Good Deeds
By: AlexStratus
In a quick scan down thru the comments, I saw many to which I concur. It STINKS He STINKS. Easy to see the BS.
However, at the top of the PTB are "people" that would legalize child molestation or give themselves unconditional
immunity for life from any crimes they have committed or will commit. I wonder if this guy has performed at
Bohemian Grove.
I will continue to hope and work for the triumph of the truth over the incumbent evil
Sat, 05 Apr 2008 12:50 CEST
Update
By: Laura
QFG's attys have fled a response. I'll update as I hear what is going on.
Sat, 26 Apr 2008 05:31 CEST
Update
By: Laura
Motions have been fled. See here for links to the documents:
[Link]
Thu, 01 May 2008 08:23 CEST
New Member
By: topshag01
Laura,
I read "The Wave" several years ago, and it made me a bit depressed I think. Maybe the truth can be depressing??
Anyhoo, I still fnd what I read to be of extreme value in many ways, and I could see the possibility of a counter
attack thru Pepin. After all, he does ft the profle.....pedophile, psychotic, etc.
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:29 CEST
ha!
By: system
from the pic posted of the kafr, he looks like a pedophiliac
Mon, 19 Jan 2009 08:20 CET
Eric Pepin thread
By: Happystrings
OK, I went looking for more information about this whole discussion and could not fnd the thread. The Link only
gets me to the frst page of the Forum and then there are pages to search through. Could not fnd the thread where
this whole EP thing starteed. Help please.
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:20 CET
Re: Eric Pepin thread
By: Sakura Yamato
Fwiw, the link you refer to was broken but it's been fxed.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:28 CEST
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