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post Dec 23 2005, 01:48 AM
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Miami, Florida-based Attorney Jack Thompson today announced that he has purchased stock in Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO).

The news came as a shock, but it appears that Thompson isn't out to make a profit from the stock. Rather, Thompson bought the stock so he could attend Take-Two's shareholders' meetings. At the meeting, Thompson plans to raise the issue of Take-Two CEO Paul Eibeler causing Take-Two's stock to fall through "catastrophic corporate governance."

Attending a shareholders meeting is not a new tactic for Jack Thompson. In 1992, Thompson went to a Time Warner shareholders' meeting with Charlton Heston. Thompson saw a great success there, and recounts it in his book Out Of Harm's Way.

Thompson today sent Eibeler a letter detailing his plan to attend the shareholder's meetings. Thompson also went over Eibeler's track record again, which includes being named "America's Worst CEO in 2005" by MarketWatch. Here's what the letter, which was forwarded to the press and numerous politicians, stated:

As you know, MediaWatch declared you "America's Worst CEO in 2005." A public relations firm in San Francisco this month called your mishandling of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' Hot Coffee sex mod scandal one of the "Ten Worst P.R. Blunders of 2005."

You, Mr. Eibeler, managed, with your managment "skills," to gin up multiple federal investigations, including the ongoing Federal Trade Commission investigation backed by a Resolution of the US House of Representatives by a vote of 355-21. That came on the heels of Take-Two's payment to the SEC of $8 million for accounting fraud.

You were paid $3.3 million in calendar year 2004 for these management skills. (http://swz.salary.com/execcomp/layouthtmls/excl_companyreport_C1002368_summary.html) What are you now worth? A better question would be: What will you owe shareholders after their derivative lawsuit arising out of your diminution of their share value?

Thompson even mentioned Eibeler's promise to release Bully, which he calls "a Columbine simulation game in which kids in a virtual school can bludgeon classmates and teachers" in April 2006. Thompson then took a shot at Microsoft's Bill Gates, stating, "What's next, Paul, a game in which players can practice flying commercial jetliners into the World Trade Towers? Oh, I forgot. Microsoft already did that. Thank Time's "Man of the Year," Bill Gates, whose Halo trained Lee Boyd Malvo to be the Beltway Sniper as well.

In the letter, Thompson stated that Eibeler's dumbest decision was to hire the Philadelphia law firm of Blank Rome to represent Take-Two in court and serve as their lobbyist in Congress. Thompson had the following to say about Blank Rome:

...Now Blank Rome is being investigated for allegedly improperly securing DHS and DOD contracts for clients.

Blank Rome also, very importantly, managed to lose all motions to dismiss our wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama arising out of a teen's training on Grand Theft Auto. Blank Rome lost those motions to dismiss to a "mentally ill" and "paranoid" lawyer whom your www.rockstargames.com site branded a bisexual pedophile. That would be yours truly. Blank Rome also represented Wal-Mart at that hearing, despite what would appear to be a patent conflict of interest. Please ask your in-house lawyers to explain that to you.

Blank Rome thus managed to deliver to you and to all of us the first time in history that an entertainment copycat violence lawsuit has survived a motion to dismiss. We expect to try this case in 2006. We also expect to take at that trial every single penny Take-Two currently has.

With Blank Rome as the law firm you chose, Mr. Eibeler, that won't be as difficult as you once thought. Nice hire, Paul.

Not to be entirely negative, Jack Thompson called Eibeler's portrayal on a February 2005 episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit a success. Thompson ended the letter with a small request, stating, I'd prefer a hand-held, cordless microphone at the shareholders meeting."


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No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Jack Thompson has purchased shares in Take-Two interactive - otherwise known as the publisher behind the Grand Theft Auto series of games. So has JT suddenly become a financial supporter of the company he's long campaigned against? Not a chance. JT has purchased stock in the company in order that he might attend Take-Two's shareholder meetings and face up to the company's CEO, Paul Eibeler.

In advance of attending the shareholder's meeting, he sent a ranting letter to Eibeler, outlining his plan to attend the meeting and visit several issues that have been on our favorite lawyer's mind as of late. In the letter, JT questions Eibeler's handling of the "Hot Coffee" sex scandal (which won an award, by the way) and mentions a report by MarketWatch naming Eibeler as the "worst CEO of 2005". Up until this point, the letter raises legitimate concerns that any shareholder could have regarding the company's CEO.

But, as JT's letters always do, it degrades into a messy rant against the video game industry in general. At one point, JT refers to Microsoft's Flight Simulator as a training simulator for the 9/11 terrorists: "What's next, Paul, a game in which players can practice flying commercial jetliners into the World Trade Towers? Oh, I forgot. Microsoft already did that." We're not going to dignify that statement with a retort. As these kind of statements demonstrate: Jack Thompson is, and will forever remain, a childish attention seeker. We hope the organisers of the next Take-Two shareholder's meeting refuse to obey JT's request for a "cordless microphone at the shareholders meeting." That's all he needs: a voice.


http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0...020224&from=rss

I think he really is taking this to far now.


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post Dec 23 2005, 02:10 AM
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*Yawn*

I'm a better lawyer than that retard, I don't know why we pay any attention to him. I'm going to download buy his book though, should be good for laughs XD


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post Dec 23 2005, 02:14 AM
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We shouldn't make fun of retarded people, happy.gif. Ahh, what is he thinking?


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post Dec 23 2005, 02:24 AM
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QUOTE(Caliguy @ Dec 23 2005, 03:52 AM) [snapback]1037169[/snapback]

We shouldn't make fun of retarded people, happy.gif. Ahh, what is he thinking?


Minority Shareholders Rights Lawsuit..


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post Dec 23 2005, 12:02 PM
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What the fuck?

He is intent of what little we have left of the gaming world. He is turning the media against us, but no, thats not enough for Tithead, is it? He want's to attend all their meetings, in some vein hope of stopping violence in games.

Why can't he fuck off and die?
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post Dec 23 2005, 12:10 PM
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dont know, maybe he will get arrested. Your allowed to attend, but you cant cause a disruption....

/hopes wacko jacko gets arrested.


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post Dec 23 2005, 04:08 PM
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QUOTE(Kronoz @ Dec 23 2005, 03:26 AM) [snapback]1037162[/snapback]

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Blank Rome lost those motions to dismiss to a "mentally ill" and "paranoid" lawyer whom your www.rockstargames.com site branded a bisexual pedophile.

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post Dec 23 2005, 04:24 PM
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Seriously though, Thompson is a fool.
What does he hope to achieve by becoming one with the company whom, at one point, he set out to destroy? This doesn't sound like good news from any angle, especially for the gaming market. Before long we'll be seeing screens in games with slogans such as 'Non-Violence For The Win!' or even adverts on radio station's on GTA - 'Hey, this is Chad Youbetcha, and I have something to say; violence. It is wrong, kids. Don't ever copy what you see or what you hear. Now, let's get back to some fuckass music. YEAH!'.
Honestly, give me a rifle and one bullet with a choice between Jack Thompson and Osama Bin Laden and I'd shoot the early one. I just wish he'd fuck off and die.
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post Dec 23 2005, 04:45 PM
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He is a moron. He sucks at being a lawyer so now he has to stoop down and try to sabatage the company. Theirs gotta be a law against this..


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post Dec 23 2005, 06:04 PM
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This guy is obsessed. He has no life.


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post Dec 24 2005, 07:55 AM
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Lawyers are annoying, ESPECIALLY American ones!
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post Dec 27 2005, 05:19 AM
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He's running out of ideas...


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post Dec 29 2005, 07:02 PM
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Give it 6-8 Months and youll hear it on the news that some guy is in prison for killing JT.


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QUOTE(Viva_La_Bam_ @ Dec 30 2005, 07:40 AM) [snapback]1044662[/snapback]

Give it 6-8 Months and youll hear it on the news that some guy is in prison for killing JT.

And that man will be honored by all us gamers when he gets out.
Why can't take-two stop him from buying shares in their company?

^^^Somebody please send this to Jack Thompson.

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post Jan 1 2006, 06:24 AM
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Honestly, he wont stop anything
in 10 years there will be virtual sex games all over the place.


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post Jan 1 2006, 11:04 AM
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^isnt thre alredy one called sex 3D or some shit lol
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