Roger Stone: I’m Suing Twitter Over My Banning

The Wrap reports:

Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone Jr. said he will sue Twitter in response to the company banning him from the platform. “I have retained one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the country and will be bringing a legal action against Twitter over the suspension of my account,” he told TheWrap. “The battle for free speech has just begun.”

Stone would not publicly name the attorney until he signed a retainer agreement, which he said he expected to do Monday. “I have been inundated on Twitter with bloggers threatening to kill me, my wife my kids and even my dogs yet Twitter seems unconcerned about that,” he said “This is just part and parcel of the tech lefts effort to silence conservative voices.”

Stone remains active on Twitter with the account for his web show.

  • Ron Robertson

    Go ahead, make some lawyers happy, you’ll still lose.

    • Librarykid

      and have to pay court costs!

  • bambinoitaliano

    So the four CNN journalists can sue him for cyber assault?

  • Tulle Christensen

    What part of the TOS that said they can ban you at any time for any reason did he not understand?

    • agcons

      I’m sure that he, like apparently all other players in the current US administration, believes that the terms of service apply to everyone else but not to him. This assumes he’s read them or is even aware of them.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    He’s just a sad, pathetic, old man.

  • 604brian

    I hope Lucasfilms sues his ass for using that Star Wars image.

    • Gustav2

      I hope the Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox sue him for the tattoo on his back.

      • Rambie

        *Liberally uses brain bleach as coffee creamer*

        Dude! The last thing I wanted to think about was Stone shirtless… eww.

        • Todd20036

          So Putin fucking Trump is NOT the last thing you want to think about?

          How about Kellyanne blowing Kushner?

          How about Trump fucking Ivanka?

          See? THere’s worse.

          You’re welcome.

          • Rambie

            LOL those just make me think of the logical pretzels the Cons & Conservative “Christians” would tie themselves up to excuse those acts IF the ever came to light.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Are you serious? Or just joking?

    • jerry

      Considering that the franchise was sold to Disney, a copyright infringement suit is entirely possible.

  • dcurlee

    You broke the rules of the site. You will get laughed out of court

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • Todd20036

      It’s all they have left. Fox is tied hook, line, and sinker to Trump. If he goes down, so do they.
      Especially since their stupid program was just a year long jack-off session with Trump

      • Rambie

        I thought you wrote; “hook, line and stinker”
        LOL

        • charemor

          That works also.

      • Nowhereman

        I would love it if Fox goes down. Breitbart, too. They are only being propped up by the Mercers.

    • Nowhereman

      They are really really desperate. That’s not how this was supposed to come out.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I disagree with Twitters decision to remove Stone. But it’s not a first amendment case. They are a private company

  • Gustav2

    “Free speech” on Twitter is in the First Amendment, right?

    LOL

    • clay

      ‘Cause Twitter/Google/FaceAmazon is the new world order?

  • kcken

    Violates Twitter Terms by hostile attacks on people.
    Uses 2nd account to attack twitter, also violating terms.

    Yeah, this will go well for you, you nutbag.

  • netxtown

    aaaaaa-shaddup.

  • Tawreos

    I am guessing his top telecommunications lawyer will be along the lines of Mat Staver, no one else will be willing to attempt to take this shitburger to court

    • netxtown

      naaa. we’re talking lawyers. And if there is money….a lawyer will sign up cuz no lawyer will guarantee an outcome….

    • bambinoitaliano

      As if adding that telecommunication word would make the lawyer more fearsome than any other lawyer that is worth his or her salt.

  • Boreal

    Private corporation offering you a free service (with strings attached).

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b3/5d/fc/b35dfc7489ead452dc22d3afbbbea1bf.gif

  • Rex

    Seems like he has other things to worry about this morning.

  • bambinoitaliano

    He forgotten he click that I Agree button when signing up for the app.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • Gustav2

      Good & Plenty?

      • Daveed_WOW

        Tastes like medicine.

      • Bj Lincoln

        It may have been around a while but still popular. I get them regularly for myself and father-in-law.

        • Gustav2

          Yeah, but you are weird and from Ohio! 😉

          • William

            I buy them once in a while. My partner freaks out in the store when he sees me with the box and usually starts a fight when we get home.

          • Gustav2

            You must have been together for a while. It is always the little things, lol.

          • William

            We’re at 19 and 1/2 years.

          • Gustav2

            Sounds like our home. 🙂

          • William

            He knows I would trade him for Hugh Jackman in an instant.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Our fight starts right in the store.

    • Daveed_WOW

      That is so fake news. Everyone hates all three of those candies.

      • Christopher

        I like the Boston Baked Beans. Haven’t had them in years. Didn’t even know that they were still being made.

        To this day I’m still stumped as to why anyone would want to chew on wax. So I’m shocked that those are still a thing.

        As for the Good & Plenty, well, those are some of the grossest “candies” ever produced. I’m convinced that their creator hated children and made those to curb kids appetite for candy.

        • SpecialAgentPecker FBI

          Wax lips….I understand. The little ‘bottles’ full of colored sugar water…not so much.

          • Christopher

            Never got the Wax Lips fascination. Never. Just the thought skeeves me out. Blech!

          • William

            They were so cool, when I was in the first grade.

        • Rambie

          I thought black licorice was invented to make kids hate candy,

          • edrex

            no. it was invented to hook them on pernod.

          • (((GC)))

            Music: the other non-addictive mood-altering non-substance.

            (And many thanks to Billbear for most excellent selections over the years!)

            Have some Pernod…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VfIjQwhCzE&start=2&end=82

          • William

            Heathen.

          • Rambie

            I like a lot of black things 😉 , but black licorice, or anything with Anise, is not for me.

          • William

            Star anise is the active ingredient in Tamiflu.

          • edrex

            thanks. cool factoid. i’m planning to get a flu shot today, but i’ll still have some star anise just to be safe.

          • Rambie

            Noted, I get Mucinex. 😉

          • marshlc

            I love black licorice. Ever had Dutch licorice? So strong, so salty….

          • William

            The Swedes have licorice with menthol. It’s bizarre.

          • swimboy

            Icelandic black licorice is even more so.

          • Rambie

            Can’t say I have. Anise reminds me of the cold medicine my mother use to make me take, tasted nasty

            Toddd, not the good kinda nasty

      • iambu

        I was the only kid who liked Boston Baked Beans, so tradesies always went pretty smoothly, ‘specially ’cause I hate Jolly Ranchers on top of it. Back off my Skittles, though! (Unless you want the yellow ones, I’ll eat ’em but they’re kinda meh.)

      • jmax

        I LOVE Good & Plenty!

    • Bluto

      I love Boston baked beans! Haven’t seen them in years.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Chaz Antonelli

      I used to get those wax bottles — I was never sure if I should have ate the bottle or not? What was with wax lips? Do you eat them? Wax is not candy!

    • Dagoril

      I see they have all of the important news of the day covered.

    • Mike, Agent of C.H.A.O.S.

      Fox’s favorite candy is what old people have in their candy dishes.

  • Barry William Teske

    Stone Cold Stupid or Comically Bewigged…
    Decisions, decisions…

    • Tawreos

      One doesn’t rule out the other.

    • clay

      Stone Cold Stupid to have the Comic Wig inserted into his head in plugs.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Just keeping himself distracted while waiting for Mueller to knock on his door. The waiting is driving him crazy.

      • olandp

        He was crazy before, this may drive him to padded cell distraction, one hopes.

  • Leo

    So for largely entertainments sake, if you have the time and want the kicks, Louise Mensch has done a summary of her ‘reporting’ from the past year and half with a list of about 20 people and what they’re charged with, according to her ‘sources’.

    Violations of RICO/FARA/Logan Act, espionage, money laundering, etc.
    https://patribotics.blog/2017/10/29/exclusive-mueller-has-dozens-of-sealed-indictments-including-on-donald-trump/

    • gaycuckhubby

      🤣🤣🤣

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but just want to add to the positive vibe of #MullerMonday. As a woman in STEM I can’t state enough how awesome these costumes are.

    https://twitter.com/zellieimani/status/924821383330361346

    • gaycuckhubby

      I love this!!!

    • Bj Lincoln

      How cool is that! That’s a better celebration of “Hidden Figures” than any award.

    • clay

      Girls who wear glasses for the win!

    • Karl Dubhe

      A most awesome set of costumes, if they showed at my door they’d get all the candies.

    • perversatile

      https://www.wheretowatch.com/2013/09/bras-in-space-the-incredible-true-story-behind-upcoming-film-spacesuit/
      I’m pretty sure this project got shelved, but it is a fascinating story all the same-
      Bras in Space: The Incredible True Story Behind Upcoming Film Spacesuit
      It turns out that the 21-layers of gossamer-thin fabric in the Apollo spacesuits that kept Armstrong and Aldrin from “the lethal desolation of a lunar vacuum,” as Nicholas de Monchaux puts it in his remarkable book “Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo,” was created by the same people who made your grandma’s bra. Playtex.

    • skyweaver

      Thanks for this loveliness. I needed a wee bit of positivity this morning.

    • Todd Allis

      Perfect! I wish them a great future.

      • JCF

        …at equal pay & advancement!

    • Lizard

      That’s seriously the cutest. Thanks for posting it 🙂

    • Oh my God, I love that so much.

    • Nowhereman

      Very very cool.

    • JCF

      I believe this is where the phrase “on point” comes from. 😉

  • clay

    Roger Stone: I’m Suing Twitter Over My Bannon, I mean Banning.

  • Buford

    Can’t determine if this is cognitive dissonance or hypocrisy… he blatantly and enthusiastically violates Twitter’s user agreement and then complains that his account cancellation is a violation of his rights…!??!

    Tell me again about the snowflakes who perpetually portray themselves as victims and who don’t hesitate to get litigious when they are wronged, as opposed to simply nutting up and moving forward like a real, red-blooded American man is supposed to do…

    • clay

      He’s still 15 in his mind, yelling “You can’t tell me what to do” and slamming his bedroom door.

    • Daveed_WOW

      It’s neither. It’s immorality.

  • GeneInSJ

    “Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”

    Isn’t that a line from Buffy The Vampire Slayer? This silly old queen needs to sit down.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      No, Obi-Wan said that to Darth Vader.

      https://youtu.be/8kpHK4YIwY4

    • JAKvirginia

      “Strike me down…” Whoa. Invitation? Tease? Dare?

  • Frostbite

    His lawyer should instruct him on how “Free speech” actually works. Idiot.

    • Ron Robertson

      Only after he’s secured a substantial fee for the trouble. It will probably take several appointments before Stone gets a slight and partial understanding of the issues. He’ll never understand it fully.

    • Ron

      He retained Liberty University’s top graduate and he assured Stone that this is covered in the 1st amendment.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Honey, have ya’ heard of binding arbitration? Have fun!

    • DaddyRay

      With a side of Terms of Service and smothered with this being a private company not a government entity

    • Hue-Man

      To be held in Katnmandu, Nepal, applying Zimbabwe law.

      • The_Wretched

        With an arbitrator who only gets to eat if he keeps finding for the company.

    • Rambie

      Perhaps even the Hobby Lobby decision coming to bite him on the ass

  • BlindBill

    I do not think he knows that free speech means that the government will not arrest him for what he says ….. but then there is so much he does not know.

  • SpecialAgentPecker FBI

    We’ll pick you up in a bit, you creepy little man. Get your sippy cup ready.

    • Special Agent FBl Bambino

      Stealing your idea! 😛

      • SpecialAgentPecker FBI

        Possibly the best scary costume (for conservatives or CapitolHill GOP)!

  • Beagle

    Funny — the Rs used to disapprove of frivolous lawsuits….

    • Bj Lincoln

      Exactly!

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Since when? What Rs Do and what Rs Say have always been off by 180 degrees.

      • (((GC)))

        The defining principle of contemporary American politics: IOKIYAR.

  • Twitter is not the government, despite the behavior of Tangerine Twitler. This is not a free speech issue, you nimrod.

  • seant426

    He should sue the doctor who gave him that shitty hair transplant.

    • medaka

      And didn’t hide his blusher.

  • Bluto
  • fuow

    Of all the Trumpanzies, this one is perhaps the one who most looks the part of sheer evil.

  • DaddyRay

    But I thought Republicans were against frivolous lawsuits

  • greenmanTN

    So which Batman Villain name do you prefer for Stone, The Assclown or The Turd-Burglar?

    Feel free to suggest your own…

    • Karl Dubhe

      The Baked Avenger.

      Imagine, me bashing potheads in that manner… 🙂

  • Leo
  • Tawreos

    He used to get a lot more people asking him questions when he was backing candidate Trump, now he misses the attention and is reduced to pulling sad little stunts to try to get back into the spotlight.

  • HZ81

    And I’m suing Haagen Dasz over the melted ice cream I left out in the sun.

    • TuuxKabin

      Would ya’?

    • Reality.Bites

      Who do I sue if I left a cake out in the rain?

      I didn’t think it was a big deal but people just won’t let it go.

  • gaycuckhubby
  • gaycuckhubby
  • gaycuckhubby

    Big! Money laundering and Tax invasion of millions of dollars from a foreign entity!
    Pre- Trump
    https://twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/924985636473507840

    • Gustav2

      This should scare the crap out of Trump & Co.

  • Blake J Butler

    I knew it! I just woke up and Manafort is it.

  • Fucking independent company, dumb ass.

  • -M-

    Lots of luck with that Roger. All bad.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Fox continuing their in depth coverage of Manafort :

    https://twitter.com/jnsanchez/status/924983501035851776

    • William

      That heavens someone is covering the burger emoji crisis!

    • Rebecca Gardner

      They are shielding Trumplethinkskin from reality.

      • Todd20036

        And the Trumpanzees as well.

    • Elston

      it’s a nothing burger!

    • The_Wretched

      Every now and then we’re reminded just how awful Faux News is. Manafort’s arrest is huge news. Beyond huge. And they run irrelevant distractions.

  • TuuxKabin
  • gaycuckhubby
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Roger did the basic equivalent of throwing poo at the other customers in the store and then wonders why he got kicked out.

    Yet he supports a party that would allow people to refuse to serve him because of his swinging lifestyle.

  • William

    It’s Twitter’s playground. You have to go by their rules.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Or, do what I decided to do and just walk away entirely. 😉

  • gaycuckhubby

    Manafort has 12 charges against him. Including “conspiracy against the United States”
    https://twitter.com/evanmcmurry/status/924985767327404032

    • Dazzer

      It’s the “Conspiracy against the United States” charge that will scare the crap of everyone concerned in Washington DC.

      Conspiracy means that other people are involved and that the prosecutor is aware of who those people are.

      I reckon that there’ll be about 170 lawyers in DC who are crunching on their 18th Xanax of the day so far.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Probably relating to conspiracy not to pay taxes though

        • marshlc

          Nonetheless, you can’t have a conspiracy all by yourself.

  • LovesIrony

    And I’m a sue brietbart forbanning me

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Paul Manafort laundered $18 million into the United States. Crimes committed while chairman of Trump campaign. Lock him up. :

    https://www.themaven.net/theintellectualist/news/indictment-manafort-accused-of-laundering-18-million-into-the-u-s-bvj5-_Tz00Wd80XZr_r9_A

  • DesertSun59

    ‘Free speech’.

    Twitter isn’t the gov’t.

  • PhallicMetaphor

    Again it’s a conservative who despite popping boners over the constitution doesn’t understand how free speech works. A company like Twitter cannot violate your free speech only the government can. You don’t have a basic right to Twitter, Twitter can decide tomorrow not to allow people to tweet out any words that begin with the letter A. If you don’t like it find another platform.

  • Tomcat

    Well everything that was going to happen today has already happened, so back to life.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    1st amendment doesn’t negate TOS you POS.

  • hdtex
  • andrew

    Roger Stone is such a mutant life form, he should be banned from planet earth.

  • Acronym Jim

    Roger Stone as the former business partner with Manafort in a lobbying firm will hopefully have more pressing matters on his mind than being banned from Twitter.

  • Robert Adams

    Amazing how these folks have no idea how free speech works under the Constitution, which guarantees the GOVERNMENT can’t inhibit what you say. Any other person can, under the right circumstances, try to shut you up, including that guy down at the local bar who just knocked your teeth out for insulting his girlfriend. He will be arrested, most likely, but not for violating your free speech rights.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Jon don’t have a war of wits with an unarmed man.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Cruel, I know…but I’m cranky on #MuellerMondays

    • CB

      Slight correction: Your average 12 year old knows the difference between the phone company and a social network. Which makes Stone, who knows what?

  • bkmn

    Get your lawyers warmed up Roger because you will need them.

  • iambu

    Wow, that photoshop is dorky.

    • motordog

      Very cringy

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Halou

    If it went to trial then he would have to justify each and every one of his shitposts in a court of law, so no. There will be no lawsuit.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Exactly

  • Lakeview Bob

    I wonder if anyone has ever called him a weasel? He sure looks like one.

    • MBear

      Insult to weasels

  • Natty Enquirer

    Outrageous. Twitter ought to give him his money back.

  • Charles Nelson

    The First Amendment stops the Federal Government from impeding free speech…it does NOT keep a private company from restricting speech! A company can block you from entering their offices if you march in yelling hate speech.

  • Mike

    The only “right to free speech” is the First Amendment right that protects us from the government. Any right wing constitutional “originalist” could tell you that twitter is not named in the Constitution, so there’s nothing we can do.

    And that goes double for Milo. Reasonable people may think it’s wrong to block anyone from speaking, no matter who and no matter what, and other reasonable people may disagree with them. But there is no “right” to “free speech” outside the First Amendment right.

  • Paul

    I thought Twitter frowned upon people using another account to get around a suspension?

  • Lars Littlefield

    If he has broken the Terms of Use agreement he hasn’t got shit. I encourage him to sue so I can enjoy his public humiliation. 🙂

    • Hank

      Sounds like he is taking a page out of Herr Drumpf’s handbook! I f you do not like something/someone, threaten to SUE….. or refuse to PAY!!!

  • JWC

    Roger< Really,No one cares go away annoying man

  • Stubenville

    Jesus, get a life. Take up golf or something.

  • Dagoril

    Yes, by all means, sue a private company for choosing to stop doing business with you when you violate their Terms of Service. That will go far.

    And in other news, striking down Obi Wan didn’t really do anything. Unless you count keeping him out of the next two movies in any meaningful capacity. LOL.

  • It will never get to trial because he has no right to use their free platform. He agreed to terms of service (okay he probably didn’t read them just like the rest of us don’t, but he did agree to them) and then violated them. No judge will let this proceed. I doubt he ever even actually files the lawsuit.

  • Roger Stone, let me try and clear something up here.

    Freedom of speech in the first amendment sense means that 1)Congress is not allowed to establish a law abridging… and 2)A government official can’t arrest you for what you say. There are exceptions (like the famous ‘shouting fire….’ exception and there are nuances with regards to schools and military and certain other institutions)

    However, freedom of speech means you can say whatever you want within reason. It doesn’t mean you can say it anywhere you want. It’s your freedom of speech to say whatever you want on twitter, it’s twitter’s freedom of speech to ban you. Twitter can ban you for mentioning ‘orange’ if they want but that may result in other people boycotting them as part of their freedom of speech.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a975490093fda5975704034b0d6f5033bf41a39c7d4d4a9fb925e1385f755b89.png

  • He should sue his ma’ and pa’ for his (sorry) raisin’. There are just no words to describe his vile and despicable tirade.

  • Ben in Oakland

    ” “I have been inundated on Twitter with bloggers threatening to kill me, my wife my kids and even my dogs yet Twitter seems unconcerned about that,” he said.”

    Actually, YOU seem unconcerned about that. Otherwise, why are you trying so hard to get back on twitter?

    BTW, maybe a good constitutional lawyer is what you need. One that tells you that you have the right to free speech. You don’t have the right to force anyone else to provide a platform for it.

  • boobert

    He’s old news in this fast moving world.

  • juanjo54

    If you have retained one of the best communications lawyers in the country, he has already told you that you have no basis for a lawsuit.

  • stanhope

    Old tired gal, you don’t have the money to go up against twitter so sit your fat wide ass down and stfu…

  • infmom

    The firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe could not be reached for comment. Bwoop bwoop bwoop!

  • James

    Wait but I thought private businesses could refuse to serve people.

  • JCF

    Rethug Logic:

    Then: “Righteous Hobby Lobby should be able to dictate what their employees do w/ their Wee-Wees & Hoo-Hahs!”

    Now: “Wah! Libtard Twitter denying me their soapbox to cry ‘Covksucker’!”

    http://static.pblogs.gr/f/340339-hypocrisy-meter.gif

  • Gianni

    He should sue God for giving him that awful face.

  • Gianni

    He should sue God for giving him that awful face.