Accused cheat Mike Postle has shocked the poker community once again, this time by enlisting the help of HONR – an organization set up in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre that saw 26 people killed, including 20 children…
Imagine if a cheater in poker contacted the HONR Network.
A group founded by one of the parents of a Sandy Hook mass shooting victim to respond to people attacked online by conspiracy theorists, trolls, and financial opportunists.
Imagine if he convinced them to help him….. wow
— Veronica Brill (@Angry_Polak) March 18, 2021
Mike Postle asks the HONR network for help
The Mike Postle case has seen almost everything you could imagine so far, from the first accusations that he was cheating a livestreamed poker game to this most recent revelation.
The $330million Mike Postle lawsuit
In-between we have witnessed a remarkable community investigation, $multi-million lawsuits brought against him, courtroom drama when he was technically cleared of wrongdoing, and his latest counter case against some of those he believes wronged him.
The list of Postle’s $330million defamation lawsuit targets is a who’s who of the poker world:
- Whistleblower Veronica Brill
- Poker Fraud Alert’s Todd Witteles
- Daniel Negreanu
- Joey Ingram
- Haralabos Voulgaris
- Doug Polk’s ‘Upswing Poker’
- Phil Galfond’s ‘RunItOnce’
- Bart Hanson’s ‘Crush Live Poker’
- Jonathan Little’s ‘Poker Coaching’
- Matt Berkey’s ‘Solve For Why’
SLAPP and anti-SLAPP
Both Brill and Witteles have filed counter lawsuits, taking the anti-SLAPP route, seeking to dismiss the case on grounds of Postle’s legal filing being a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.
However, Postle no longer has a lawyer to represent himself, his own attorney apparently searching for him in vain according to Brill’s legal counsel, before giving up the ghost…
Has anyone seen or heard from Mike Postle since December?
His lawyers say that they have not heard from him at all.
— Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) January 7, 2021
…and that’s where the incredible Sandy Hook connection enters the story.
The Sandy Hook Connection
Late last month, Postle filed for a postponement of a hearing due this week, the motion stating: “… the plaintiff has just retained an organization specializing in internet based First Amendment and defamation issues.”
That organisation, it transpires, is the HONR Network, founded in 2014 by Lenny Pozner, whose son Noah was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre.
A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot dead 20 children and six members of teaching staff. However, in the aftermath, conspiracy theorists including InfoWars Alex Jones claimed it was a government-created hoax to enforce gun control laws.
Pozner’s HONR Network has campaigned against the online ‘revictimisation’ of those affected by highly-publicised violent acts.
Poker public reacts with revulsion
That brings us back to Mike Postle and his bizarre contact with the HONR Network, which didn’t go down well with Twitter’s poker fans…
Uff…that sounds about par for the course for the amount of honor I would expect out of a cheater.
— Information Guardian (@InformantGuard) March 18, 2021
Soooo the douche' of the millennium found gullible folk for his anti-anti SLAP-back attempt. How sad. This SOB is gonna sully the names of Sandy Hook victims worse then Alex Jones! #JustWhenYouThoughtItCouldntBeWorse #FuckMeRunnin' #PostleThePussy
— Deck Poker (@GregD99Percent) March 18, 2021
This week a judge granted Postle a 33-day continuance of his case in order for him to retain new legal counsel.
Judge Shama H. Mesiwala, in the California Superior Court, ordered the continuation until April 20th, despite Brill’s lawyer, Marc Randazza, claiming “This complaint was filed as a public relations stunt.”
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