March 20, 2021 Featured Articles, Poker News Petr Černý

Mike Postle convinces HONR network to protect him against harassment!

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…

Mike Postle convinces HONR network to protect him against harassment!

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.

 Mike Postle convinces HONR network to protect him against harassment!

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’
  • PokerNews

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…

…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.

 Mike Postle convinces HONR network to protect him against harassment!

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.

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Pozner’s HONR Network has campaigned against the online ‘revictimisation’ of those affected by highly-publicised violent acts.

Mike Postle convinces HONR network to protect him against harassment!

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…

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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