Ohio Lawyer Organizes Class Action Suit Against CNN For Saying Really Mean Things About Conservatives

Law Newz reports:

A group, lead by Ohio attorney Joni Turner, is organizing a class action civil lawsuit which they claim will be a “legal takedown” of CNN for “defaming,” and spreading “fake news.” Turner announced the effort on Periscope, and has since set up a website asking for class action members to sign up. #OurTakeDown claims that “it is time to hold CNN accountable.”

In a Periscope video that was watched by thousands, she told her viewers that she was rooting for CNN to say “worse things,” especially taking aim at Don Lemon for his reporting. She said that after a lot of research, she has determined that they may have violated a number of laws including 18 USC 2385 by advocating the overthrow of the government.

Since joining Periscope eight days ago, Turner has garnered more than 150,000 likes, and has been watched by thousands. LawNewz.com confirmed she is an attorney in the State of Ohio with an active bar license. According to records, Turner had her license suspended in 2003, and again in 2006.

Turner’s Twitter feed is a festival of far-right Christianist crackpottery. See the “class action” website here, but please do not sign up with fake and obscene email addresses. That would be wrong.

At the 9:00 mark in the stupidly long stupid video below, Turner exults in her “discovery” that cyberbullying and menacing laws can be used against CNN. Yeah.

  • DisqusD37

    [email protected], these crackpots are like a spreading case of herpes.

    • No, they been around since Reagan turned them out but like teenage acne they decided to pop up all at once.

  • Tulle Christensen

    okay taking bets on how fast this lawsuit is dismissed

  • watchthewingnuts
  • Todd20036

    CNN won’t be intimidated, and they can back up whatever claims they made.
    Oh, and opinions aren’t fake news.
    But by all means go ahead, it’s not like you are going against the bible by shutting the fuck up and making babies. RIght?

  • JWC

    Could that same criteria be applied to FAUX NEWS

      • Gustav2

        LOL I told the hubby’s cardiologist everyone’s blood pressure would go down if he didn’t have Fox News playing in the waiting room.

      • lattebud

        At my dad’s dialysis center, it runs non-stop while people sitting there for hours getting dialysis, the majority of them paid by either state or federal government.

      • TheManicMechanic

        Get a “TV-Be-Gone,” a keyfob-sized remote control that sends out the power button signal to all brands of TVs. Push the button, wait, and the TV eventually goes off. You can actually use it to turn the set back on too.

  • Tawreos

    I wonder how much money she is hoping to raise with this stunt?

    • barracks9

      I figured this is her “audition” tape.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Exactly. The competition for wingnut welfare has gotten fierce, so it’s important to put one’s best foot forward.

      • Joseph Miceli

        That is NOT an audition tape. THIS is an audition tape.

    • jerry

      And what a cunning stunt it is.

      • Tawreos

        Of course it is, she is a stunning…oops

  • Talisman

    They really don’t want to open that door – Fox would be extremely vulnerable.

    • Jonathan Smith

      in that case, SWING that door OPEN.

    • Frostbite

      Is there a statute of limitations? Lol. Fox is asking for a friend.

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    • TCinBerkeley

      These folks don’t seem to have much ability to think about what results their actions will take.

      For instance “What happens if I help a cheeto-colored shitgibbon get elected President?”

    • bambinoitaliano

      The Murdochs are cursing in the boardroom. They are still many more payments for their pussy grabbing lawsuits now their idiot viewer base are creating another cause to bleed them dry. Look for more X-Men movies coming out just to recover the cost. Serves them right for catering to dumbasses.

    • Karen Bayer

      Yes, actually we do. In fact, we’d like you to open “that other door” so we can wipe you out in less than a week. But … you first.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Jmdintpa

    its true…. they allow that tony perkins on there all the time to spread lies about gays. everyone sign up now and demand to be part of the action to sue. i signed up mortimer snerd, phil mckracken, virginia hamm, marsha dimes, dick hurtz, eva destruction, etc etc etc

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Well at least this one isn’t being spearheaded by someone who looks crazy. /s

  • AtticusP

    “Ohio Lawyer Organizes Class Action Suit Against CNN For Saying Really Mean Things About Conservatives”

    aka telling the truth.

  • JoeMyGod
  • askDominick

    Broadcasting the delusions of white fragility.

  • Gustav2

    Sooooo, wouldn’t candidate Trump be sued under the same laws?

  • Rex

    An angry old white WOMAN for a change.

    • TCinBerkeley

      Apparently there are a LOT of them. I was looking at Twitter yesterday and fell down the rabbit hole of looking at Assorted Loons Who are Pretty Sure Trump is Christ’s Younger Brother ™ and Florida in particular (but it was a random sampling, so it may have just been what turned up at the time) seems to be full of these lovely ladies.

      I am not sure exactly what makes them batshit kray, but Lord o’ Mercy! nuttier than my walnut shortbread.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Republicans: the TRUE party of diversity.
      The longer they exists, da verse it gets.

    • Nowhereman

      And a lawyer! I wonder what she had her license suspended for. Maybe it’s about to happen again.

      • Gianni

        Perhaps for abusing the legal system.

  • Lazycrockett

    Don’t worry she will be on Heroin soon enough.

    • Gustav2

      No, her health insurance will keep her on the oxy.

    • Gustav2

      She is in ruralish Teavangelical SE Ohio

  • Do Something Nice

    Attention whore tries to land a gig.

  • Beto

    So, given this, can one actually sue Trump for spreading lies? Well, way more than one to be fair.

  • Ninja0980

    Using her logic, Faux news would be in deep shit.

    • Beto

      I would love to that case of her progress, actually that would open the door to shitcan Fox News in some (a lot) topics.

    • Uncle Mark

      Faux, Breitbart, TrumpTV, Bannon’s planned network. Damn, these people never think these things through…or are they so blind to their biases? (Which is a sad trait in a real lawyer, by the way.)

    • Friday

      Faux News had to plead in court that they.. aren’t news at all, and everyone’s supposed to know they’re ‘entertainment.’

  • John Ruff

    See, it just goes to show you. Just because one has a J.D. does not make one rational or intelligent.

  • BostonBud

    they do realize they will have to present evidence of this “fake news” they speak of. If it ever makes it to trial it will be like the Seinfeld finale. Poor snowflakes are getting called names….

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Uh, huh, and how much money will she be putting into this flight of fancy? Litigation isn’t cheap.

    • Jonathan Smith

      her $ dont be silly. the rubes who sign up for it shall pay.

  • crookedstr8

    She’s walking into dangerous territory. The lawsuit will prove that CNN is reporting the REAL NEWS, and all that “fake news” that the right screams about is, in fact, generated by Fox and Trump, himself — and not the other networks who basically report the same thing which is the crazy crap that Trump says and does and what the Republican party tries to hide… Bring it on. Let the courts determine what is true and WHO is FAKE. This fanatical b*tch will end up with pie on her face.

    • Ben in Oakland

      A lot more likely than a face in her pie.

    • nocadrummer
      • Chucktech

        Nobody can rock Pie Face like Anita!

        • pj

          too bad there wasent a rock in that pie

        • bdsmjack

          I used to have a game when I was a kid, called Pie Face! You put whipped cream on a round sponge that was on a timer, and eventually the timer goes off, and you get a “pie” slapped in your face. I am not kidding.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I taught my nephew how to play a game that I made up for me and my brother when we were 5 or 6. It is called “spotlight on the dummy.” You follow your victim around shining a flashlight on him and say “spotlight on the dummy” until he hits you.
            Well, Nick promptly went to his mother and shined the flashlight on her and said in a breathy, high five year old lisp, “Spotlight on the dummy.” After she hit me and took away the flashlight I’m not allowed to teach the kids anymore games.
            Of course, I can still tell them stories, like the one about he disembodied hand that lives in the toilet.

    • Brian Burleson

      Hopefully it will be a “cow pie”.

  • SammySeattle

    Call Orly Taitz and let her know that someone is trying to steal her act.

  • Pilot Nozzle

    She has the Crazy Eyes.

  • TimJ

    Do not not sign up for fake or obscene email address. I still laugh every time I get an email from Ted Cruz that says “Dear Shit…” Well worth the two minutes of my life I spent on it back during the campaign.

    • Butch

      Last year I got a whole bunch of fundraising stuff from Ted Cruz addressed to Dear Fellow Conservative. In that case I seriously have no idea where his campaign got my address.

      • TimJ

        I like Shit better than Fellow Conservative. This is what marking “spam” is for.

  • Butch

    Spend even 4 nanoseconds studying First Amendment case law and see where this “lawsuit” is going.

  • justmeeeee

    Orly? is that you?

    • Gustav2

      LOL, that was my thought

  • barrixines

    Isn’t she the Yam Lady on Chaturbate?

    • Jonathan Smith

      I’m sure i don’t know what you are referring too……..

  • Rex

    She has a snowflakes chance in hell that this goes anywhere.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Now why do I think this is just a money grift, without a chance of going anywhere, but far easier than actually working?

  • Duh-David

    Who else thinks Joni loves Chachi?

    • Dagoril

      I would have gone with Joni Loves Oxy…but an A for Effort, sir.

      • Duh-David

        If Oxy had been in the JMG news today …

      • Gianni

        😀 That’s a good one!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    She’s an attorney?! Who would hire her?

  • Daveed_WOW

    If you view the video on You Tube, you’ll see that she also posts white power videos, videos ridiculing the homeless, and chemtrails. More of the same xenophobic Nazi rhetoric. I forgot my manners and told some people what I thought of them.

  • [email protected]

    Just sayin’…

    • Ben in Oakland

      fake news.

  • Outlaw Woman

    Coming up next video …
    “This can’t be done for free, people! We need your donations!”

  • Moonbeam_Song

    The first thing I thought of is that if CNN is vulnerable to this, then Fox News has got to be 10x as vulnerable.

    I doubt this is a lawsuit that Fox News execs are particularly happy about.

    • Ross

      Fox is registered as an entertainment network, not news.

      So, they can lie 24/7 and get away with it.

      “It’s just entertainment!”

      Evil fucks.

  • -M-

    Who’s resorted to bullying, intimidation and calls for the overthrow of the government again? #craycray #projection

  • Treant

    This should be momentarily amusing until she walks off with the money and does nothing because, “First Amendment, BITCH!”

  • bambinoitaliano

    Oh goody! Liberty Counsel has competition.

  • BostonBud

    She and Sandy Rios must have the same plastic surgeon and photographer. Thoughts? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/278d9434d566f78ca11a7a607c9c41fd4bf5574a9ccaecca755ff7a7e1432471.jpg

    • PickyPecker

      Just one: ICK!

    • bambinoitaliano

      Or photographer.

    • Ben in Oakland

      you mean the same blond hair with the black roots?

    • Daveed_WOW

      Katherine Hepburn pulled that same shit. Hold your hand casually up to your chin to cast a shadow on your waddle. Neck bangs help too.

    • Cuberly

      Again with the cheek filler. How the heck does anyone think that looks attractive? It looks like her skull is attempting to revolt from her face.

      • sfbob

        If you were her skull wouldn’t you want to revolt?

        • Cuberly


    • lattebud

      Notice the hair cut covers the ears where the scars from a facelift would be. Most women who have had work done are terrified of showing their ears.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • ohbear1957

    Something’s wrong with the YouTube clip. All I see is a woman in a dark magenta sweater from the “plastic surgery gone wrong” show on E!.

    • Helen Damnation™

      Are we SURE she’s a human woman? She definitely has man fingers on her hands, thick like a chain-gang member.

  • Tom Mears

    This is just some shyster hoping to bilk a bunch of rubes for money.

  • pj

    i havent seen eyeliner like that since the 70s

    • Jonathan Smith

      you have never been to a drag show?

      • pj

        its all drag

    • Adam King

      That’s the last time she washed her face.

  • jerry

    I always wondered what life would be like if Victoria Jackson had a license to practice law…

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Grifting = people trying to get paid for the hobby of being an asshole

  • Joseph Miceli

    Wait…this silly whore isn’t arguing for the Fairness Doctrine, is she? Gasp! Why does she hate Freedum??????
    Edit: I clicked on it and then saw it was 24 minutes long. Sorry…I can’t last that long with this bitch.
    Edit: Oh…and who does her fucking hair. I mean….really?

  • The Milkman

    Orly Taitz wasn’t available?

    Fine. Bring it. The discovery phase should be fascinating.

  • bambinoitaliano

    You elected an incompetent blow hard of a con man into the White House the rest of the yokels suddenly think they have a chance in hell to make a name and some money for themselves.

  • Halou

    I they want to hit any news outlet for false reporting, they can nail Sean Hannity to the wall. Yes?

  • Lars Littlefield

    Uh oh, I just did a bad thing. Was I really wrong?

    Ima Bigqueen

  • Snarky

    Now that Jeffy Lord is gone, exactly what fakery is CNN pushing?

  • Jerry Kott

    This is about making noise and not making sense. The reality check is in the mail.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jacob

    This is a real first amendment issue. A REAL one according to the Constitution. This is not some clearly in the closet, non governmental or press flower shop owner who is confused about the purpose and scope of the Amendment. That it comes from a lawyer just tells you it’s over for us. Thanks for all the inadequate public education America!

    • sfbob

      She won’t win. And it will likely backfire on her.

  • Treant


    Barring a turn, it looks like Harvey has his sights set on Corpus Christi. How did they vote in the 2016 election? http://www.caller.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/02/13/trump-beats-clinton-nueces-county/93558474/

    Pretty divided, but a Trump win, so you decide what they deserve.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Looks like Joni still loves Chachi.

  • Mikey

    and I want to predict that she will PROBABLY have her licence suspended again in 2017, possibly even disbarred for malpractice.

  • denbear00

    And your 15 seconds of fame is…over.

  • Adam Stevens

    Liberty U grad?

    • Don Corleone College of Law.

  • Michael R

    Any thoughts on Trump’s endless stream of lies ?

  • David


  • Cuberly
    • Treant

      I’m still waiting for my pot of gold.

      • Cuberly

        Ah, but see she didn’t win. So no gold for you!

    • djcoastermark

      The scare actors at the Halloween Horror Nights this year are really scary.

  • justme

    And the tRump appointed director says that Harvey may hit between now and “Hell freezes over”

  • margaretpoa

    Great idea! Focus a microscope on everything Trump calls fake news and when it’s proven to be real, another right wing myth will be busted.

    • Adam King

      Right wing myths are unbustable. Facts are irrelevant.

  • Xuuths

    Wow, the Stupid is strong with this one. What an idiot…. deplorable.

  • Galvestonian

    …so basically it’s some Republican lawyer scamming some bigoted morons for cash with some trumped up legal bull puckus because CNN tells the truth —
    Right ?

    • Hank

      She best be prepared for paying ALL the Legal Costs, when she loses!!!

  • Dagoril

    Now now, don’t y’all go signing up with naughty fake names, that would be juvenile.

    You should be signing up with the names of Drumpf administration people, so the loon thinks she has official support!

  • Reality.Bites

    Is it only wrong if the email address is both fake AND obscene?

  • Paris

    She lost me at ‘lost’.

  • Tomcat

    Go ahead and open that door to allow Fox to be sued by liberals.

  • DaveMiller135

    What do they call the lawyer who graduated at the bottom of her class?


  • teeveedub

    Somewhat O/T: When will writers learn the difference between “lead” (the element) and “led” (the past tense of the verb “lead”)? I can’t stop cringing.

    I know, I missed my calling as an annoying high school English teacher.

    • Daveed_WOW

      You got the annoying part right! :p

  • Pip

    So, when this hits the courts and it’s proven that CNN has done nothing but repeated the lies and flubs of the current government can CNN then turn around and counter sue them and #45 for slander?

  • Taylor Bixler

    I am not sure this woman knows what advocate, overthrow or research mean.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    In other words, they are harvesting email lists to see if there’s anyone out there left to market too beyond their existing cult like base.

  • BlindBill

    If it takes off, It is a great con to develop a database that could sell for millions – full names, state, phone numbers, email addresses, and a “follow us on social media for updates” button so she can grab info on all friends.

  • As an attorney, she should know better. I’m all for the little guy having their day in court, but she knows damn well this is a nuisance suit that will not go anywhere. Hope it’s thrown out and she’s made to pay attorney fees for the defense. Normally I don’t think little guys should have to pay opposing fees against big guys, but when it’s clearly a nuisance suit I do.

  • Bob Conti

    What the hell can she claim for causes of action?

    • sfbob

      Hurt feelings.

  • Octoberfurst

    I signed on as Phuk Que with an AOL address of Rotinhellbitch. Oh wait, I wasn’t supposed to do that? My bad. 😉

  • juanjo54

    Wonder if she is related to the attorney who wanted to marry his laptop?


  • Gregory In Seattle

    It would almost be amusing if the courts let this lawsuit go forward. Imagine all the liberals, progressives and Democrats who would immediately file class action lawsuits against Religious Right leaders and Republicans.

    • I actually started wondering recently if a bunch of gay men could file a suit against, say, Tony Perkins, for defamation. Be fun to watch him on the witness stand under oath.

      (And it occurs to me that, in spite of his prominence, he’s never appeared as an “expert witness” in any marriage equality case. As David Boies said to him on some TV show, “The witness stand is a lonely place to lie.”)

  • sfbob

    I’m guessing Ms Turner has never heard of Oscar Wilde and what happened to him when he sued someone for slander.

  • TuuxKabin

    Frivolous little grrrl.

  • J Ascher

    She’s another birther-lawyer in the making. I can’t remember the name of the woman who filed several frivolous lawsuits about Obama’s birth certificate.

  • JCF
  • tasteless chap

    If she is successful, then she’ll lay the groundwork for a similar suit against Fox “News.” Especially Sean Insanity. So, good luck 😀

  • Grumpy Old Man
  • Roadrash548

    Shades of Orly Tates…

  • Joe you are part of the problem. Troll

  • Karen Bayer

    Hey, Joe. Not. god … You forgot to mention that CNN produced a map U.S. of conservative businesses, churches and organizations, targeted by Leftist groups for doxxing, harassment and livelyhood ruination. So … it’s not just about “mean words.”

    Oh, and by the way …. If it ever hits the fan, you fuckers would be wiped out in less than a week.

    (We are well trained. Remember?)

    • Salacious Crumb

      ‘You “fuckers” would be wiped out in less than a week.’

      Exactly what is that supposed to mean?

  • Janet Lowestein

    She is not registered to practice law in Ohio. She is dishonest and untrustworthy. She currently has an active grievance against her. She stole foil high lights and Botox injections but yet she is a highly respected attorney? Look under Joni Statzer and Joni woodburn.