In famous pro-Trump vloggers, Diamond & Silk are threatening to sue two bloggers unless they take down unflattering posts about of them. (Wonder, do they consider this unflattering?)
The letters from unnamed members of the
“Diamond and Silk Legal Team”
warn NOT to share the letter publicly. But so far, it’s not working.
Cease-and-desist letters are meant to scare and flex the sender’s legal rights, and usually come on law firm letterhead or at the very least the name of a single lawyer. The only name on Cubic Zirconia & Rayon‘s letter is “robert,” with no last name or even a CAP first initial.
The pair’s (anonymous) lawyer sent at least two cease-and-desist missives aimed at stories that mention in Diamond & Silk in connection with racist groups.
One of the said posts on Wonkette, accused Zircon & Polly Esther of helping to
“prop up the most vile white supremacy.”
saying the article “deliberately and maliciously slandered and defamed Diamond and Silk and the Diamond and Silk brand by deliberately and maliciously attaching their name to racist context.”
The letter warns for Wonkette NOT to post about the letter too,
“This notice is not to be made public via online sources or any other sources in any manner.”
But Wonkette just made fun of the letter, and published it in full anyway, refusing to take their story down.
The same mystery legal duo sent a letter to Grant Stern, an author and investigative reporter who mentioned in a blog post that the duo had appeared on a neo-Nazi show. The letter Stern received is almost identical to the one received by Wonkette. It also demands that Stern take down his story or face legal action.
Stern has no plans to take down the mention of D&S in his story and says it’s ironic these free speech activists, who appeared at a House hearing to complain about tech censorship, are threatening him over his free speech.
When you see their support for free-speech hating POTUS (and this Twitter post below) it’s hard not to roll your eyes or worse…
(Photos, screen grabs; via Daily Beast)