Politician Suing YouTuber Who Called Him 'Fatty McF**khead
When you're a politician, you can be called all the names under the sun by the public.
While the majority of times these words will roll off these pollies like water off a duck's back, they're well within their rights to sue for defamation.
That's exactly what's happened to popular Aussie YouTuber FriendlyJordies after he was allegedly accused by people in Clive Palmer's camp of calling him a few rather brutal names.
The businessman turned politician's lawyer Sam Iskander has allegedly sent a letter of intent to sue Jordan Shanks because he called Mr Palmer a 'Fatty McF**k Head', a 'dense Humpty Dumpty', a 'nutty turd who pretends to be Australian', a 'crackpot' and 'considered a walking meme'.
FriendlyJordies has uploaded a video revealing the lawsuit that's on his hands but he doesn't seem phased at all. Instead, he's actually thrilled.
"I now know what one of those deadbeat dads on Maury Povich feel when he announces they're not the father: very happy.
"You see, in Clive's attempt to pervert the law, he made one tiny miscalculation and that is I'm a millennial, going bankrupt doesn't scare me.
"I have as many assets as seats you have in parliament: none."
As per the lawsuit, Mr Palmer has alleged the FriendlyJordies video, which was posted at the start of the year and again just before the federal election, has caused him 'actual damage as a result of the defamatory comments published'.
The document alleges the comments made by Jordan has caused 'extreme embarrassment' and a 'damage to professional, personal and political reputation'.
The politician also took offence to the video which depicted Mr Palmer as a baby being held up by Donald Trump as well as superimposing his head onto Home Simpson's body.
"These statements against are client are pertinently false and are defamatory of him," the lawsuit alleges.
Mr Palmer is now wanting the YouTuber to make another video where he 'makes amends', delete the original video from all publications and commit to never making another video about the 65-year-old again.
Incredibly, they're taking this to the Supreme Court, where they are hoping to sue FriendlyJordies for, wait for it, a whopping $500,000.
The YouTuber spends the video going into how he plans on settling the lawsuit in court by running through the reasons why he used those specific words in the original video. It seems like he's certainly not backing down without a fight.
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