Internet blogger faces $25 million lawsuit for trying to promote justice
Released on: September 10, 2007, 10:28 pm
Press Release Author: Rich Bergeron
Press Release Summary: Fight News Unlimited Writer and Editor Rich Bergeron has been hit with a bogus lawsuit charging him with defamation for a series of investigative reports he wrote about Xyience, Inc. that detailed the company founder\'s corrupt history and the mounting lawsuits filed against the company.
Press Release Body: BLOGGER FACES $25 MILLION SUIT FOR TRYING TO PROMOTE JUSTICE
Rich Bergeron started Fight News Unlimited (www.unlimitedfightnews.com) in March of 2007 through efforts that began with a MySpace page devoted to covering combat sports. He has since built a reputation as someone who is continuously trying to help others by providing free networking services and exposure to some of the more obscure names in the sport.
Bergeron is also responsible for producing an in-depth investigative report on Xyience, Inc. (a major sponsor of the Ultimate Fighting Championships) that exposed the company's mounting legal issues and Xyience Founder Russell Pike's criminal history. Over the course of his investigation he cultivated numerous inside sources, repeatedly sought interviews from company personnel with limited success, and produced several stories outlining the depth of the questionable behavior going on at the company.
At one point a Xyience official contacted Bergeron with an offer of a free plane ticket for him to come out to Las Vegas and get a grand tour of the facilities, meet UFC fighters, and secure an interview with UFC President Dana White. He refused for fear of opening himself up to any conflict of interest and also due to the death threats he heard about.
Months passed and Bergeron's evidence mounted. He produced a few more stories, and then Xyience finally decided to sue for defamation. Though their case was weak and full of holes, the company secured a preliminary injunction in the case. Bergeron's motion challenging jurisdiction was also denied recently.
Bergeron has no choice now but to ask for help, advice, and any resources anyone can provide to help him battle this corporation's legal team. He has started a blog about the lawsuit at: http://unlimitedfightnews.com/wordpress/?p=331 and the entire series can be seen at www.unlimitedfightnews.com/id16.html.
Rich Bergeron is a graduate of Norwich University's Corps of Cadets program and an experienced reporter with over five years of newspaper experience. He has never even been accused of making any false claims in any previous story after writing thousands of articles so far in his career. His impeccable character stands in stark contrast to those he has investigated in his series and those who continue to launch cowardly, anonymous attacks against him in the comment section of his stories. Bergeron has always put his name on everything he's written.
Bergeron is looking to mount a grassroots effort that will show Xyience and other big corporations that they can't hide the truth and push people around who know the truth just because they have money. This is America where Freedom of Speech is supposed to count for something. If you wish to help please forward this release on to everyone in your email contact list, make a donation at Bergeron's blog, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or points of advice. Please feel free to contact any media outlet you know of that might have an interest in covering this story as well. This case has serious implications for bloggers everywhere. Thanks in advance for any support you can offer. Don't let a good man suffer for doing his job.