The Blueberry Heir v The Web's Bad Boy

(6.29.06 UPDATE: Case dismissed.)

Can you wish on an Internet site that someone meets "the end of a Magnum?" Or tell them, "I hope you die soon?" How about accuse them of "possible fraud" or ask if they've paid a local politician a bribe? What if you do it anonymously? Or under a made up name? What if your Web administrator writes this stuff?

A defamation lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court asks these questions, and pits local publicist and man-about-town Anthony DiMeo III against Tucker Max, a New York writer and man-about-town, who uses his web site to chronicle long nights of drinking and debauchery. And apparently annoy DiMeo endlessly.

Call it the Blueberry Heir v the web's bad boy.

DiMeo, 30, is suing Max, also 30, saying Max's widely-read web site has libeled him repeatedly.

Max, a Duke Law school grad who is representing himself, says he's done nothing of the sort.

Max has gained some notoriety for his writing, landing his book "I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell," on the New York Times best seller list (No. 26) and finding himself in court for publishing a full-frontal account of his sex life with a former Miss Vermont. He won, and has posted the gory details about the case on his site as well.

He describes himself on his website as an #$%hole. His emails carry this blurb from the Times: "...highly entertaining and thoroughly reprehensible..."

Juicyness aside, the case has the potential to test the constitutionality of the recent change to the Communications Decency Act of 1934 that makes it illegal to "annoy" someone anonymously on the Internet.

For the past two years posters on TuckerMax.com have ridden DiMeo for the way he uses his own web site to promote his parties, his acting career, his Renamity pr firm, his being heir to a blueberry farm in South Jersey. DiMeo's suit, filed by attorney Matthew B. Weisberg, of Morton, Pa., asks for $150,000 in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages of another $1 million.

Tucker Max's comment section lit up after DiMeo made the news in January for his $100-per-head New Years Eve party at Le Jardin where attendees grew unruly after alcohol ran out, well before midnight. He has since sued the restaurant, and the restaurant has made a counter claim.

Commenters on TuckerMax.com rode DiMeo hard, Max acknowledges. Weisberg said the words hit him in his pocket.  "One of his businesses is a pr firm," Weisberg said. "As you may know, he hosted a New Year's Eve party which made it into the papers as being riotous. The contract with an alcohol distributor didn't provide enough alcohol. If one of your businesses is pr, and it is solely a business based on reputation, and you are being accused of criminal conduct, or simply being harassed, why would I want to hire someone who himself has been portrayed poorly in the public?"

Weisberg also represents DiMeo in a libel suit against Philadelphia Weekly and columnist Jessica Pressler, who parodied one of his annual holiday greeting cards.

By contending that Max's site violated the new law that prohibits anonymous annoyances on the Web - the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005  - the comments also represent criminal behavior, the lawyer alleged. He added, "I am only interested in money. I don't care about Tucker Max going to jail. It's how can I compensate my client, and make sure (Max) does not do like things again."

Max, meanwhile, argues that nothing said on his web site is libelous. He says that he is not responsible for comments that posters made on his web site - even if they were defamatory. Lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Ralph Nader's Public Citizen Litigation Group take the same position.

"I see this lawsuit as an attempt to intimidate and stifle free speech on the Internet," Max said. "Dude, I don't see myself as a hero or champion or crusader. I'm just a dude who writes funny stories on the Internet."

Paul Alan Levy, an attorney specializing in free speech on the Internet for the Public Citizen Litigation Group, read the lawsuit at Blinq's request, and concluded:

"It's hard to see much of a defamation claim in much of this stuff. Writing 'You are the biggest piece of #$% I have heard?' that's not defamatory. It may be nasty. That is opinion."

It is less clear, he said, whether it's defamatory to post that someone was guilty of possible fraud or of bribing a politician, but Max uttered neither of those comments, and so is not liable, Levy said. Levy called the annoyance law clearly unconstitutional - a view shared by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"If some of these comments were put on by an employee of Tucker Max, that seems to be a different question," he said. 

Tacony Lou
Posted 03/17/2006 01:51:07 PM

I can't help but feel a James Frey vibe after reading some of the more lurid entries at Tucker Max's website. Not all of the targets of his drunken, transgressive performances can be lazy-eyed, pacifist lefties. He might not take a beating in court, but in one of the bars or bedrooms where he conducts his bawdy shows.

howard
Posted 03/18/2006 12:49:13 AM

DiMeo's an idiot -- can I say that? Max may offend some people with his writing, but DiMeo's history is one that suggests he's never had to deal with any real criticism his entire life. DiMeo's trail of intimidation suits speaks for itself. Hopefully he (DiMeo) will learn a little bit about reality from this experience.

Rob
Posted 03/18/2006 11:57:04 AM

DiMeo is such an idiot that it's gotten to the point where he is now laughably stupid instead of just laughable.

Tony
Posted 03/18/2006 03:45:31 PM

Better watch out. Comparing Tucker Max to a disgraced author like James Frey could be llibelous. I'd take that down before you get sued.

Comments
Posted 03/20/2006 05:59:37 AM

Tucker Max demeans women and promotes character assassinations; and this is something we must not allow in our society. The material on Tucker Max's website is offensive, non-newsworthy, and disseminated with reckless disregard. It's time for Tucker Max and his following to accept the consequences of their illegal actions.

lisa
Posted 03/20/2006 08:24:07 AM

Di Meo is an idiot. He is used to aggressively annoying people who don't worship him, like the columnist who mocked his very mockable Christmas card.

lauren
Posted 03/20/2006 08:31:10 AM

DiMeo just wants to be famous, he doesn't care how and for what. Unfortunately he isnt interesting or talented and has to be in public fights to get the fame he do desperately wants. His fake PR firm is a joke and if you want a good laugh check out their website. It is the least professional thing ever.

Dulcimer Hammer
Posted 03/20/2006 12:01:29 PM

Comments, you sound like you're either Dimeo himself, or his lawyer. Pretty foolish either way.

Tony
Posted 03/20/2006 03:32:08 PM

Just kidding everything I said was stupid, please please forgive me.

Hate
Posted 03/20/2006 03:45:07 PM

Anthony DiMeo is a walking joke. The guy is more lawsuit-happy than Metallica, his PR firm is a laughing stock, and his lawyer is a fool for taking on his case. This lawsuit is either going to be cut and dry, or it's going to cause a lot of public outcry. If free speech stops existing on the internet, how long until our phone calls start being monitored? Emails? The issue being raised here is not ego vs. ego, it's freedom vs. suppression.

Ben
Posted 03/20/2006 03:47:27 PM

I fail to understand how a man who tirelessly attempts to buy his way into fame would respond to criticism so poorly. Ashlee Simpson did the same thing, but when people made fun of her she just rolled with it. DiMeo, on the other hand, seems to file a lawsuit any time people think lowly of him. The truth is, Max's popularity will only further DiMeo's negative public image (if you'd call it that). Regardless of the outcome of any court case, DiMeo only stands to lose what is clearly most important to him - any shred of respect anyone might have garnered for him. It's tragic, and a clear indication of where he's headed. What if he appeared on an entertainment news show? What if they made fun of him there? Would he sue them? Honestly. Every decent celebrity on the face of the planet has had loads of criticism and has dealt with it accordingly. So how could someone like DiMeo, who is not really a celebrity but more of a failing poser do something so counterintuitive? It's like he's trying to blow any chance he ever had of becoming a low-card actor.

Mack10
Posted 03/20/2006 04:16:39 PM

All Max said on his board was that DiMeo's party was a GIGANTIC failure..Which it obviously was. Why should he be held accountable for the opinions of those who commented on the article he linked to?

Tony
Posted 03/20/2006 04:21:51 PM

If anything, this is just someone with sand in their vag.. its ok.. most of us can roll with the punches of everyday life.. DiMeo seems to not know how this is done. Freedom of Speech protects against things you wont want to read....

Mimi
Posted 03/20/2006 04:40:20 PM

Tucker's site is good comic relief. Why would anyone want to take it seriously is beyond comprehension. Come on people there are more serious issues that we should be worried about, instead of some spoiled heir who got his feelings hurt.

Butt Dingle
Posted 03/20/2006 04:50:09 PM

Dimeo should spend a little more time rehearsing his off, off, off-Broadway adaption of Brokeback Mountain with his close personal friends (and by friends I mean his attorney and other manservants, of course) and less time worrying about the rather obvious opinions people post about him. In theory, since he owns a PR firm, he should expect the public (that's the P in PR, last I checked) to form an opinion based on his promotional events, gatherings, and projects. He'd like it to be a good one, but it just so happens everyone forms the same opinion - he's generally worthless (except perhaps to a few fans of the oft maligned blueberry, a fruit that I believe to be...well, that's another post entirely).

Mara
Posted 03/20/2006 05:07:37 PM

Tucker Max is a funny, good looking guy! Mimi I am with you!

Dick Trickle
Posted 03/20/2006 05:13:29 PM

It's obvious Tucker and his friends are spending some time here in the comment section. You don't think he linked to this article on his site for nothing, do you? Tucker will get what's coming to him. His material really isn't that good to begin with, so good riddance (hopefully).

Paddy
Posted 03/20/2006 05:14:05 PM

The internet is the last place in the world where someone can express their opinions without some form of backlash, and these new censorship laws are trying to encroach on that. As for Di Meo, we is just an idiot who wants to get some more money. Honestly, who cares if someone on the internet calls you an idiot? I have full confidence that Mr. Tucker Max will send Di Meo running for the hills.

Poo
Posted 03/20/2006 05:21:12 PM

i agree with most. his site is for entertainment purposes, and has just stated his opinion. and indicative of the nature of this suit is dimeo's history of lawsuits against anyone who doesn't agree with him. this is absurd and i hope TMax wins.

MInus
Posted 03/20/2006 05:26:07 PM

This attack on Tucker Max is absurd. There's a real easy soloution if you don't like his website or his book...don't read it. Freedom of speech is not only having the right to say what you want, but the right to choose not to read or listen to things. If you don't like it, don't go to it, it is that simple.

CheekyMonkey
Posted 03/20/2006 05:53:04 PM

Aha! It's the new millenium 2 Live Crew (and 1st amendment rights) vs. (former Sherriff) Nick Navarro. Love him or hate him, Max hasn't done anything wrong.

leslie
Posted 03/20/2006 06:27:11 PM

i believe tucker max will fight this one out, and the blueberry heir will have to learn how to take criticism a little better...

Staffan
Posted 03/20/2006 06:36:16 PM

Yeah, it basically i damn stupid, the stupid brat not being able to take any shit from some random half celebrity, and tucker max trying to blow this into a huge deal, despite the fact that there is no chance in hell this could pass

Tom Paine
Posted 03/20/2006 06:43:42 PM

Is it just me, or does DeMeo run to a lawyer crying at every crazy turn, except when he actually needs one (um, negotiating an "oral modification" to a written contract for a New Years eve party)?

tmaxismyboy
Posted 03/20/2006 07:04:37 PM

TMAX IS MY LOVER AND HE IS A GOOD PERSON AT HEART! HE SHULD WIN THIS LAW SUWT BECOSE HE IS BETTER THAN THE DUCHEBAG THEN DIMEO!!11

Knapp
Posted 03/20/2006 07:32:20 PM

Yeah, Dimeo just needs to get over himself. He's not what one could consider a celebrity, yet, however he acts like hes the biggest thing out there and the second that someone insults him he nearly craps him self running to his lawyer wanting to sue... Tucker Max didn't do anything wrong, he didn't promote an assassination he just stated his opinion. Dimeo just needs to get his head out of his ass and stop taking like a little wanker...

sarah
Posted 03/20/2006 07:35:37 PM

I think this whole fiasco is ridiculous. how dare this DiMeo guy sue ANY person who talks bad about him. This is resorting to third grade tactics here. Honestly, so what, big freaking deal, someone, well actually, LOTS of people dont like the guy, and apparently he makes that an easy task due to his failed attempts at parties, etc. BIG FREAKING WHOOP! thats his own freakin problem and he needs to get over it. Life can be harsh sometimes, PEOPLE can be harsh sometimes, its called you live and then learn. I can somewhat sympathize with this DiMeo guy, yeah it sucks to get made fun of on the internet, but seriously, its a HUGE deal, hes getting the first ammendment all tied up with his embarassment! that is not something to be toyed with or manipulated to make yourself feel better, basically, this dimeo guy should just sit back, not look at Tuckermax.com, and get over himself. he can perhaps try to throw another party, if anyone will show up. go tucker, i hope you win this one, for yourself, but mostly for the freedoms of all people in the future. Im proud of ya for taking on this asshole!

Lee
Posted 03/20/2006 07:46:13 PM

Is this all a joke? Its really true you can be sued for annoying someone online? If I were to say "hey" 100 times to someone online, and they felt annoyed by that, they could sue me? Are you kidding me? Tuckermax.com may be highly offensive to some, but if you don't like it, DO NOT READ IT. I've been following Max's website for a couple years now and I find the content entertaining and very funny. If I didn't, I just wouldn't read it. Why do you all waste your time exploring his website if you do not like it. Anyone who supports Tucker Max needs to rally in support of our First Amendment Rights. Freedom of speech should not be limited like it is. If so, we minds will go back to the early days of American and let the British rule right over us. This is a mockery of the judicial system and something needs to be done.

JG
Posted 03/20/2006 08:11:55 PM

It's not even really Tucker that's saying this. Why attack Tucker b/c everyone thinks you suck. I mean seriously, if you don't like being a geek, quit being one. Suicide is always an option!

Meg
Posted 03/20/2006 10:06:21 PM

As far as I've seen from Tucker's website, he does not demean women, he is honest with them. He acts the same way most single men act, he just is up front about it more than most other assholes. Also, if you feel that the material on Tucker Max's website is offensive, non-newsworthy, and disseminated with reckless disregard DON'T READ IT. Pick up your latest copy of Teen People or the New York Times and read the bubble-gum bullshit in there. Most people think that it's funny, and view it what it is, strictly entertainment. He just has the balls to admit what he does, which is more than most men that won't own up to anything they do or take responsibility for their own actions and mistakes. (DiMeo, anyone?)

Wayland, GA
Posted 03/20/2006 10:31:10 PM

Who is DiMeo? I honestly do not know.

Vince
Posted 03/21/2006 12:15:46 AM

DiMeo is an idiot, he is trying to bring down the last free front we have as citizens of this country. The internet is the only place left where we can say things freely without being juxtaposed by people who disagree with what opinions we state. What he doesn't realize is that, as these comments prove, there are MANY fans of Tucker Max and by suing him, the criticism he's already enduring (badly I might add) is only going to increase a thousand fold if he goes through with this lawsuit. For me I admire Tucker for standing up for not only his, but everyone elses, freedom of speech and my faith and hopes are with him in this case!

Joaquin
Posted 03/21/2006 01:39:29 AM

This is very real. I have been following Tucker Max for months - ever since I saw that tiny link from Maddox' site. Dimeo's school of thought is wrong, "If someone offends me, I sue" - "If I don't like something on the internet, I sue". I will seriously consider moving out of America if Dimeo wins this case. Let's all help Tucker Max win this one. It's for us, really. I run a couple of websites and I'd hate to be limited regarding what I can and cannot write. I have a problem when people tell me what to do - and if I am going to have the fear of someone suing me because they "don't like what I write" then America lost its meaning in the first place. The land of opportunity! Yeah, right. With people like Dimeo who sue for whatever they want, we are all losing our privileges. Hear that right, are we going to let another lazy-eyed "guy" take that valuable right that we all possess? NO! It's our right to say whatever we want even if someone doesn't like it. You people really don't understand what is going on, do you? If Dimeo wins this case, then our freedom of speech will go downhill. We will not let Dimeo take this privilege away from us - we will not let him take Tucker Max, one of the greatest writers I've ever known, away into "exile". No! This is not a Tucker Max vs. Dimeo case. This is an America vs. Dimeo and lawyer case. That's right. We have to defend what we have with all we've got. I've been lurking in TMMB for months and I have learnt so much in there. I will bring attention to this case, and I hope everyone else does too! This is a case we have to win.

lensman
Posted 03/21/2006 08:20:20 AM

[i]Tucker Max demeans women and promotes character assassinations; and this is something we must not allow in our society. The material on Tucker Max's website is offensive, non-newsworthy, and disseminated with reckless disregard. It's time for Tucker Max and his following to accept the consequences of their illegal actions.[/i] I totally with you dude... ...Just Kidding! First of all, I have read the Message Board in question. Tucker Max doesn't say anything bad about DiMeo, he just states the fact that he and his company f*cked up royally. Having been a "lurker" in Tucker's messageboard for several years, I can safely say that his site (even, yes, the infamous Forum) doesn't really promote character assasination. Whenever someone is being lampooned, such as in the DeMayo case, he did something so irrevokably stupid that he pretty much deserves the humiliation. In this case, a guy called DeMayo tried to organise a new-year's party got in WAY over his head and messed up... Badly... Tucker didn't post any bad comments on DeMayo himself, he just showed the article of the mess that DeMayo created and he said "Let him have it", inviting people to lampoon him as hard as they can. Now, I will say some things for DeMayo's defense. He is clearly a heir that doesn't want to live on his family's fortune and tries to do something for himself. He has set up a PR company and he tries to run it as best as he can by himself, and that is commendable. Hey, at least he doesn't act like Paris Hilton. The screw-up that was the New Year's Party and the backlash that followed in Tucker's website clearly hurt his company which is going to lose plenty of customers because of this. I think DeMayo is rightfully angry. That being said, the way he reacts to the whole thing is completely wrong. By suing people on a message-board he is setting himself up to be the quindessential villain. He will be the person that took away our internet freedoms by acting like a whiny inept rich-boy. Which will hurt the chances of ever making it on his own, even if he DOES win the case.

LunaChickNYC
Posted 03/21/2006 08:30:14 AM

Tucker Max is an asshole and I love every recap of his drunkem debaucherous stories whether or not they are 100% true as some of you stated. Anthony DiMeo is the equivalent of a fat kid getting teased at school and running home to mommy to yell at them except in this case instead of being fat he's a general failure, and the kids are fans of Tucker and his mommy is the court system. Grow up Mr DiMeo and learn to be a man instead of crying over being teased like a 6 year old.

Phil Melvin, PFC
Posted 03/21/2006 11:01:42 AM

LunaChick is right. Why dont you suck it up and drive on, DiMeo. Youre like a spoiled kid with too much money and too much time on your hands. When you dont get your way or something wrong happens in your "perfect world" you get upset and take it out on everyone else. Grow up...

robert james
Posted 03/21/2006 11:21:49 AM

This is really a case of two jackasses that deserve each other, or at least so it seems to me

Neutrino
Posted 03/21/2006 01:33:26 PM

Anthony Dimeo III should sue me too because I think he sucks at life. He should also sue my cat, as she is angry with him as well and hisses whenever I talk about him. Hissing cats are serious business.

Neutrino
Posted 03/21/2006 01:41:10 PM

Censorship is stupid. Sticks and stones can be used to build things, but do words have the power to destroy?

Poodung56
Posted 03/21/2006 02:01:32 PM

If I understand Dimeo's postion, he is stating that public opinion on a message board is libelous. If he believes this to be wrong he must also object to the media broadcasts of public demonstrations such as the Million Man March or similar events. These activities are distinctly protected in the bill of rights: the right to assemble peacably. Dimeo has no ground to stand on, other than the Mature content on Tucker Max's site. Tucker will decimate this ignoramus in court.

michelle
Posted 03/21/2006 02:35:24 PM

I wonder if Dimeo realizes that suing is causing him to carry an even more negative image for his pr firm. I had never heard of him before, and now I only know him as a jackass. And I am sure I am not the only one.

jeff
Posted 03/21/2006 03:03:35 PM

I believe Tucker Max said it best on his website, "If you can't take a joke, fcuk you." This character, DiMeo, needs to grow a pair. If we aren't allowed to criticize or form opinions freely, then everybody in this country should sue somebody. The guy who gets fired for being incompetent, the kid who gets an 'F' on a report, Michael Jackson being labeled as a pedophile, all should be suing somebody. If Tucker happens to lose his case, appeal, but I heard from somebody that they wished that Dimeo falls into the nearest open manhole and lacerates his liver and then is eviscerated by the alligators that live in the sewers.

Heywood Jablome
Posted 03/21/2006 03:12:28 PM

Damn that Dimeo for chipping away at our freedoms...next thing you know Catholic priests won't be allowed to fondle little boys...they'll make it against the LAW or something. You wait Dimeo - you screw this up for Catholic priests and then you'll REALLY be done.

tim
Posted 03/21/2006 04:58:59 PM

Great PR move, Anthony - I never heard of this guy before, but it took me all of 10 minutes of reading to confidently label him a crying moron. To hell with beating this rich pussy in court, Tucker should beat his ass. It's pretty obvious he's never been in the real world before.

Mike
Posted 03/21/2006 06:45:33 PM

There is a very straight forward legal issue here. Is the host of a message board responsible for the things people post on it. The answer should be "no". It would be the same as saying that a restaurant owner would be responsible for some patrons having a libelous conversation in his or her restaurant. The fact of the matter is that DiMeo has come down with a bad case of Bill O'Reilly sindrome and thinks that no one should ever speak poorly of him. DiMeo makes a claim that these opinions on the message board hurt his stupid PR firm. That is simply untrue, the crappy party he threw and the horrible job he did planning it are what is hurting his PR firm. Basically, DiMeo seems to have the point of view that if he does something well it should be the topic of conversation but if he screws up no one should be able to talk about it, which is just asinine. Also, there have been a few people on here who seem to think that if by some long shot DiMeo actually wins this case that his website will go down. WRONG. The worst thing that could happen to his website would be the closing of the message board. Whether you see the humor in Tucker's writings or you think he is morally horrible and should be cast our of civilization the fact remains that he has a write to post his stuff because he expresses his opinions, he never claims to be correct and he never claims that what he says is fact.

Kevin
Posted 03/21/2006 06:47:49 PM

Reading some of the earlier comments makes me sick. Can we make it any more obvious that we live in a country founded by Puritan pussies? So what if Tucker is an asshole. So what if he is debaucherous. He has a constitutional right to do what he does, a right that thousands of people fought and died for to secure. So because DiMeo, a momma's boy failure at life, decides he's been teased, we're willing to throw out our constitutional rights?

Nikki
Posted 03/21/2006 07:49:30 PM

DiMeo is just trying to get some money, hell, he said it himself. So, he is obviously taking up the first opportunity he gets! It just so happens that Tucker Max's website was an ideal target for him because it had mentioned him personally. If DiMeo wins this case I will be appaled at our "Free Country" and I will have to start a nation wide strike for our first amendment to what our country is suposedly based off of!

aj
Posted 03/21/2006 09:22:43 PM

What happened to the days when people could just say what they wanted? Maybe those days are only in fairytales... but even if tuckermax.com is offensive to certain people, i have some advice for those people, DONT READ IT, tell your kids not to read it, and gossip with all your soccer mom friends about how horrible it makes you as the special individual you are feel.But at the end of the day law suits like this are a joke. Like people who sue mcdonalds because it made them fat. Did mcdonalds force you to gorge yourself on food that society already knows is unhealthy? doubtful. someone please stop all the rediculous lawsuits A.S.A.P.

maximum dick
Posted 03/22/2006 12:42:46 AM

tucker max is a dick. di meo is a pussy. weisberg is an asshole. need i say more? if di meo wins the case, i will leave the marine corps and join the terrorists, for there would be nothing good left in this country. careful philly inquirer, now you can be sued too. ps. dimeo drinks afterbirth.

Some Psychologist
Posted 03/22/2006 12:47:30 AM

First of all, any comments made in a public message board are the popular opinion of the people DiMeo is trying to make 'relations' with. If the general concensus thinks the person is an idiot and does not deserve anyone's business, I would think that it's a good idea for more people to heed the warnings. Besides, take into account media critics. If these people think that a movie or a song someone produced wasn't all that great, it's their right to tell others about it. Negative reviews happen everywhere from magazines and newspapers to Internet websites. That's all that Tucker and his message board effectively did, they placed their review of DiMeo on the message board. A message for DiMeo and anyone else supporting him: If some 'asshole' can call you one and have everyone agree, maybe the problem isn't with them, and maybe PR isn't your best field.

Normal Guy
Posted 03/22/2006 06:36:28 AM

If DiMeo finds comments written on a MESSAGE BOARD annoying. He should just not go there and read them... Afterall that is the law is using to sue... that its illegal to annoy over the internet. Hey DiMeo... Dont read it and you wont be annoyed. Idiot.

BrewCrew
Posted 03/22/2006 01:14:23 PM

This law suit is a prime example of a spoiled rich kid that can't take it when everyone isn't worshipping the ground he walks on. All he is doing is throwing a glorified temper tantrum. This lawsuit is just a waste of everyones time.

BGS
Posted 03/22/2006 04:36:50 PM

First, no judge will ever rule in favor of DiMeo simply because of how many people would try to use this case as precedence after the ruling. Second, the Renamity Public Relations Firm is completely f**cked, and all I feel sorry for all its employees who work for a company owned by a man who is too self-centered to realize he is going to lose a ridiculous amount of money when his firm and the lawsuit fail. Who will hire a firm who is owned by a man who can't even keep himself in good relations with the public. The winners will most definitely be Tucker Max and DiMeo's lawyer, who must know this case will lose and is only taking it because he is getting national exposure, well, and money, maybe he should run a PR firm.

glad2bcanadian
Posted 03/22/2006 08:40:28 PM

any comment about the quality of the tuckermax site is both un-necessary and redundant.if you want a website that demeans women, shouldn't we start with the pornographic sites???? as for offensive humour,go to college humour and look at some of the pictures on that site. the internet is where you are free to express your opinions, no matter what they are. also, dimeo is head of a pr frim and admittedly in this for the money.and free publicity.so i think this will just be another funny story on tuckermax, more people will hear how dimeo is a wannabe socialite, and tucker will only get bigger and better.BUT, dimeo wins this site, im getting a bunch of canadians together and we're headed BACK to the white house...

Sandy
Posted 03/23/2006 08:49:32 AM

This kinda reminds me of the movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back". In the end of the movie, the protagonists fly around the country beating up everyone who used an internet site to make fun of comic book/movie characters based on Jay and Silent Bob's likenesses. Very childish. I mean, it's not the exact same thing, but you can see my point.

Pete
Posted 03/23/2006 10:06:28 PM

Apparently, the old saying that there's no such thing as bad publicity has been proven wrong as DiMeo has shot himself in the foot (unfortunately not in the head). If his career in PR wasn't already over thanks to the NYE party fiasco, he just officially killed it by a) showing that he can't take criticism, b) attempting to trample on the constitution of the USA, and c) proving that he never had any PR skills in the first place because no one in that business with an IQ greater than 10 would dream of drawing that kind of attention to himself. On top of all else, he's wasting a judge's time and taxpayer money on a law suit so frivelous that it should be criminal.

Benton
Posted 03/24/2006 02:30:49 PM

I totally agree with DiMeo; we need to set up a society where people are constantly in fear of getting sued or put in jail for what they write. We should establish committees and directorates to determine what is and isn't acceptable discourse. Seriously, DiMeo should have to pay all court costs and Tucker's legal fees after he loses (and since Tuck is representing himself, he should charge $1500 an hour).

amy
Posted 03/24/2006 03:36:28 PM

It sucks that there are the Tucker Max's of the world who try to live off of the good names of others, such as DiMeo. Tucker is just using DiMeo to get more hits for his website and to sell more of his disgusting books.

Dave
Posted 03/25/2006 12:48:50 AM

I am hereby suing everyone that ever mentions the name Dr. Phil and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Both of these things annoy me. Oh wait, I have a life. The KKK has a website. Go sue them you anti-christ with an underdeveloped sense of humor. Suing someone for saying your party sucked is sorta like having intercourse with a midget. It might be fun at the time, but its not something you'd wanna tell mom.

geez
Posted 03/25/2006 12:56:14 AM

from dimeos myspace page this is an actual quote "I like people who are not afraid to speak their mind even if their opinion should stray from that of the norm." well there you have it everyone he promotes opinions haha

Alex
Posted 03/25/2006 07:18:55 AM

Wow. this is crazy. is it just me, or have the last 6 years seen more and more of our rights taken away? public leaders are withholding valuable information from each other almost strictly based on party affiliation, the patriot act's birth and renewal, our president giving the nations natural checks and balances a big middle finger with illegal wiretapping, and a debt ceiling of 9 TRILLION dollars for national government......I mean, isn't it about time we all wake up and realize that this country is going down the drain becuase of the people we elect? we have a few stand alone people who aren't afraid to look an unamerican concept like this case's base in the eye and tell it we aren't taking this anymore. tucker max is one of those people. call him what you will. but the man has a law degree, is honest to the point of brutality with the world about his life, and is, of course, freakin' hilarious. and yeah, you might read this comment, or tucker's site, and think i'm some anti-war liberal pussy, but that just goes to show how quick to condemn this countries population is. you'd be singing a different tune if someone was taking away YOUR right to call me a anti-war liberal pussy. so stand up for Tucker Max, a regular, stand alone guy who will call anyone, including our very nation's, bullshit. (and vote for feingold in 2008!)

savrasbane
Posted 03/25/2006 07:31:37 PM

the funny thing is that I know this jackoff dimeo. I am from Hammonton and let me tell you that this guy is typical of the spoonfed bottom feeding idiots that come out of that area.

A.G
Posted 03/25/2006 08:40:56 PM

I wonder if he is reading this? If he is I wonder if he's crying?

tina
Posted 03/26/2006 03:38:28 AM

I agree, it is VERY OBVIOUS that Tucker Max and his friends are spending all their time here in the comment section. Tucker linked this article on his website so that his people can come on here and bash DiMeo and defend Tucker. Duh. Max is just trying to make it look like random people are DiMeo bashing, when it's his people doing it!! Grow up Max!

Alex
Posted 03/30/2006 01:16:02 PM

It's funny you tell Max to grow up! Considering that DiMeo who cannot take honest criticism has to resort to civil litigation seems a bit childish to me. Even if Max's friends are on this board backing him up, I honestly do not see what is wrong with that??

Christopher
Posted 03/30/2006 03:00:47 PM

My god! This is clearly a case of someone taking themselves too seriously. This Dimeo fella is a nobody outside of his small circle of brown-nosing comrads. I mean, really, a blueberry heir? Wtf? Since when did that make you top dog anywhere's? Nope, Dimeo blew it in the first place. That rich, arogant, daddy's boy is probably so used to having everyone else make the world work for him that when his own attention to detail over looked the New Year's booze tally he wept like a sod until someone could pinned for being at greater fault. Hell, why look like a fool when you can point the finger at the individuals laughing at you, stomp your foot and declare the world is being unfair for taking notice. "Stop laughing and obey me! I am the Blueberry Prince!There was enough drink for everyone." Dimeo, my boy, Marie Antoinette though everyone should have cake, too, and we all now what they did with her. As for Max's crew being the rrot of the problem: you're right. I'd say Max's crew is terribly intolerant of any shithead who thinks he deserves more credit than he's worth and are quickly entertained that pompous jackal falls on their face. Go figure.

Katie
Posted 03/30/2006 03:19:01 PM

Tucker Max's stories may be offensive, however, not illegal. Not to mention the fact that if you don't want to read them, you're not forced to. To make legislation against Max's website and similar material would be completely asinine. To do so would be a direct indictment against our freedom of speech as American's. Our freedom to express is one of our greatest freedoms. Granted, it is in the form of explicit stories, it is still the right of Tucker Max to express himself as he wishes. It is our right as Americans to express ourselves as we wish.

Stefan
Posted 04/04/2006 08:26:34 PM

While I can kind of see where DiMeo is coming from on this one, I have to agree that the law (and common sense, really) is squarely on Tucker's side. For one thing, it wasn't him that said any of those things, it was people on the forums. And another thing: that law that DiMeo and his attorneys cite is definitely going to be thrown out or reversed sometime in the near future. I'm pretty sure there are already cases in the works for that. And nobody seems to have brought up that DiMeo is only suing Tucker because he has the money. There would be no lawsuit if Tucker wasn't popular and successful. It's not like every internet joe who posts on forums is a millionaire, right?

chaz
Posted 04/06/2006 01:53:31 AM

I am thoroughly offended by the rampancy of improper grammar on this comment board. Not only does it offend me, but it annoys me as well; as such, I am entitled to recompense. Who can I sue to get my just desserts?

chad
Posted 04/06/2006 03:55:17 AM

"Comments" is a dumbass. You don't have a constitutional protection from having your feelings hurt. Who are you to say what our society should or should not allow to be said? I am offended at the rampant stupidity of people like "Comments" that run to the nearest barrister or elected official every time somebody says something they disagree with. If I want to set up a website and make misogynistic comments all the live long day, I ought to be able to do so. It would mark me as a fool, but I have the right to be a fool. "Comments" should get down on her (a guess) knees every night and thank God for that we have the right to be a fool, otherwise she would have been locked up long ago. It is frightening that there are people out there who believe our society should criminalize speech they find offensive. Not only is that obviously contradictory to the Bill of Rights, but it is an obvious slippery slope to Newspeak. Go read some Voltaire or something. I'm sure they have a Cliff Notes version that explains all the really big words for you.

A.G
Posted 04/06/2006 09:14:07 AM

Well Said

haha
Posted 04/07/2006 01:28:46 AM

Tucker gets sued, hilarity ensues.

WTF?
Posted 04/07/2006 04:09:59 PM

i think Dimeo got the wrong lawyer for the job, if he wanted to have someone represent him than the only tool big enough (possibly bigger) would be jack thompson. Those two were meant to work together, one to provide horseshit unwinnable cases and the other to place blame where it doesnt belong and believe it wholeheartedly.

crackerjapz
Posted 04/08/2006 01:54:26 PM

I think it's sad. Number one, a large group of people think that Tucker Max needs his friends to come to this site and defend him...I'm sure that a lot of random people who he's never met before would be more than happy to do that. Two, since when did having friends who are assholes become something that you can be sued for? I know PLENTY of assholes who talk a LOT of shit about EVERYONE...I don't think it would be right to sue those people for speaking their mind. Finally, if the KKK can have protection of racist rallies calling for the extermination and subjugation of anyone not anglo, then Tucker should be able to say what he wants about anything.

joy
Posted 04/10/2006 02:07:37 AM

Tony, Tony, Tony.... "Tucker Max demeans women and promotes character assassinations; and this is something we must not allow in our society. The material on Tucker Max's website is offensive, non-newsworthy, and disseminated with reckless disregard. It's time for Tucker Max and his following to accept the consequences of their illegal actions." To all who are bitching about Tuckers site, does someone make you sit down and browse the site every day?? Are you being forced to read his book everytime you sit down to take a shit?? This is crazy, if you don't like it or agree with it then just don't go there -- LAME PEOPLE!! Because of ass clowns like yourselves there may come a day when I get in trouble for calling you an ass clown.... and thats just not fair. GROW UP AND GET OVER IT!!!

Mary
Posted 04/15/2006 03:47:01 AM

In the 30 minutes I've spent perusing links and links of Tucker Max's stories and this whole lawsuit matter (all new to me), I just want to say two things: 1) Tucker Max, you are a god. 2) I've never been more entertained. Mary

Raven
Posted 04/15/2006 05:11:39 PM

I agree with a lot of what's been said--but the biggest point being, if people don't like something, that don't read it. Also, it sounds like Dimeo needs to get a backbone or grow a set. Get over yourself and your lawsuit. It's utterly ridiculous. I actually just finished reading Max's book, and though there were parts I could have done without, I thought overall it was great, and I laughed outloud. He's honest, and I guess that pisses alot of people off. Keep up the fight Tucker..... We'll be rooting for you...

hittles
Posted 04/16/2006 06:31:26 AM

Fact: Tucker Max rocks Ficton: Dimeo rocks get the fuck over it Dimeo. stop being a whingey boy.

Jesse
Posted 04/18/2006 08:23:25 AM

for god's sake, dimeo or whoever the fuck he is, needs to grow some balls (and a spine) and become a man, he's ruining everything for everybody else by whinging when he doesn't get his own way, tucker max reminds me alot of my older brother vincent, yes he is an asshole, but he's a funny asshole, it's people like tucker that light up this dreary world, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen some may call that statement cruel, i call it tough love, if dimeo plans on sueing me for speaking my mind, i beg him to try, especailly since i live in australia, now that would be something, a trans-continental lawsuit

David
Posted 04/20/2006 12:31:53 AM

1.)To all of the people bitching about the "Tucker max following" posting here: The people that follow TM are not a small group. They are the "public" that need to speak up and show the U.S. that Tucker did not violate any law nor regulation. 2.)To everyone who believes that it should be illegal to annoy someone else, let me tell you a story: It is a story of Mahatma Gandhi. In his battle with the Brittish, he annoyed, accused, and defamed many people along with the government itself. Just like Dimeo, the Brittish took a great loss, and that loss was the totalitarian rule over India. Had he not done this, the Brittish might still be treating the Indians as a 3rd tier people. So where does that leave us? Well, if the court finds in favor Dimeo, they will be making the most effective form of change illegal; organized social dissent and discussion. Please, I welcome anyone who disagrees with this to email me and tell me your point of view: macias.d@gmail.com

Daniel Rubin
Posted 04/20/2006 10:10:00 AM

I am impressed - 80 comments so far. This must be a Blinq record. Gandhi? Tucker as a modern Gandhi? Gandhi?

Brett
Posted 04/22/2006 04:01:34 PM

i would like to point out, before i begin, that every single one person who is even close to defending this idiot (Dimeo...douchebag) has done so unanimously. so if you say one bad thing about tucker, i will fucking sue your ass! so, umm, yeah, Tucker has done nothing wrong, seeing as all he has done is run a website. Honestly, if Dimeo wins, then i can sue someone who says i have bad breath in a comment on myspace if he doesnt have his name in the comment. it is absolutely ridoiculous that this is even going to make it to court, and i am ashamed of our federal court system for allowing this to happen. may we keep in mind that this was a law made by George W. Bush. not our best idea.

comment
Posted 05/07/2006 03:57:58 AM

DIMEO ROCKS!! Tucker Max is not respected or even taken seriously. He's a total loser who failed at being a REAL LAWYER so he spends his time hanging out with teenagers. Max your a loser. Grow up.

Jared
Posted 05/19/2006 11:30:23 PM

Appreciate comedy...Tucker Max is better than most of you

mrjake
Posted 05/27/2006 05:16:08 PM

Tucker Max wins. http://messageboard.tuckermax.com/showthread.php?t=9316

antnee
Posted 05/28/2006 09:48:54 PM

I'm going to sue all of you. Except comments. Would you lik to be my friend? ADIII

Comments
Posted 05/29/2006 06:40:58 PM

Antnee, I will be yur frend. LOLZ. We are more better than these other pplz. Come to my next party. And bring yur own booze in case I run out. ROTFLMAO. Oh, you have good lawyer recommenshun?

Jen
Posted 05/31/2006 04:27:16 AM

So, Dimeo, are you going to sue the Philly Inquirer now that it's letting anonymous people voice disparaging remarks about you as well as encourage you to kill yourself? Let's face it, they're both narcissists, but one is funny and smart and intermittently self-aware, and the other is Dimeo.

Brian
Posted 06/10/2006 05:29:59 PM

Tucker Max is awesome! I read at least once a month and have read every story he's posted there. I don't even know this Dimeo dude they are talking about but if he can't take a little crap then tell him to hit the road! I'm sure they would welcome him in Canada or France! Keep up the good work Tucker we are behind you! I support Free Speech!

Jessica
Posted 06/11/2006 03:11:36 AM

My friends and I think that DiMeo is a really great guy. He helped one of my friends through some pretty tough times. Back off.

Brihan
Posted 08/11/2006 01:42:20 PM

I don't know who this DIM eo guy is! Sounds like just any other loser trying to get something out of someone elses' fame/notoriety. If, in the joke of what we call "justice", that Tucker loses this case, then every person that has read and enjoyed his ramblings, should: A: Send Tucker a donation of at LEAST $10.00 and B: Send a "protest mail" (note: not "hatemail") to whoever it might be that wants to challenge the fundamental right of anyone, anywhere, to express their opinion on anything. I have never heard of this DIM eo guy, but at this point in time, all I know about TuckerMax is what I've read on his website. I'm going on TuckerMaxs' side on this because I'm sick of people taking away MY rights- not Tuckers'. To quote something I'll go with- "I'VE HAD ENOUGH AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYMORE!"

Brihan
Posted 08/11/2006 01:45:43 PM

I don't know who this DIM eo guy is! Sounds like just any other loser trying to get something out of someone elses' fame/notoriety. If, in the joke of what we call "justice", that Tucker loses this case, then every person that has read and enjoyed his ramblings, should: A: Send Tucker a donation of at LEAST $10.00 and B: Send a "protest mail" (note: not "hatemail") to whoever it might be that wants to challenge the fundamental right of anyone, anywhere, to express their opinion on anything. I have never heard of this DIM eo guy, but at this point in time, all I know about TuckerMax is what I've read on his website. I'm going on TuckerMaxs' side on this because I'm sick of people taking away MY rights- not Tuckers'. To quote something I'll go with- "I'VE HAD ENOUGH AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYMORE!"

Michael
Posted 11/24/2006 03:45:25 PM

It's not over yet!! Looks like DiMeo has filed a formal appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Fallon
Posted 12/03/2006 01:56:37 AM

I just received an email from Dimeo himself. Apparently he came across my ad in Craigslist and thought him and I would be a good match. He's retarded. I hear awful things about his joke of a PR firm and now have first hand knowledge of what a joke this man is. Here is a copy of his email to me when i confronted him about holding scam New Years Eve parties : Note the weblink inserted about his families fortune: From Me: Yeah..Try not to host any NEW YEARS EVE parties this year... SCAMMER From Him: this is the exact reason that i sued the venue, because they made people like yourself think that it was my fault, and it wasn't my fault or a scam, it was a food and beverage failure on the part of the venue... your email calling me a SCAMMER is exactly my justification for suing them.. and you just reassured me that i did the right thing by suing them... because people were misled... WHY WOULD I NEED TO SCAM ANYONE WHEN I COME FROM A VERY WEALTHY FAMILY WITH ALL THE RESOURCES I COULD WANT? www.dimeofarms.com think about it... before you make such statements... .. oh and one more thing.. obviously Philadelphia stood behind me and my company, look at our party photos: www.renamity.com/gallery ... so don't give me that... you have no clue what you are talking about... He is now blocked from sending anymore emails.... This guy needs to get a grip with reality....

Liz
Posted 12/10/2006 01:23:01 AM

I just learned this evening of these postings relating to Anthony, and let me tell you that this dosen't sound like Anthony. It just dosen't. I know him. I worked with Anthony DiMeo, and like many people, I fell a bit in love with him (dont tell my fiance!). He is such a good guy, with so many endearing qualities. I love his funny little giggles, the cute little bounces he does when up to mischief (frequently!) and his constant call for adventure to begin. It is hard to get your head around somebody so full of life, but I am sure we can count on him to be stirring up good things for a long time to come. The world is a better place for having Anthony DiMeo in it. Liz x

Craig
Posted 01/10/2007 12:39:28 AM

DiMeo's lawsuit against Tucker Max was fully justified. Tucker Max is a joke. Tucker Max should stick to "hiding behind the Internet" and not actually speak. Have you ever watched him actually speak? Turn on a camera and Tucker Max becomes a total pansy, and not the man he portrays himself to be. To watch the "flaming" liar, Tucker Max, just click or copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk_p3-4jM-Q It's hilarious. Tucker Max's voice actually gets increasingly higher pitched. More media exposure will not be a good thing for this idiot. If that's not enough then watch the link below. The "flaming" liar Tucker Max gets called out on the O & A Show and they tear up his book and he walks out in shame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAbreeMofRg Watch his expression when they call him a liar, it was certainly comparable to a liar who'd just got caught. Tucker Max is not a good verbal storyteller either. He disappoints as a person. Notice that he refuses to mention this O & A interview anywhere on his website...hmmm. Not sure why Philly Future seems to support someone like Tucker Max. It will only bring down the image of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's shocking that the Philadelphia Inquirer supports a flaming liar like Tucker Max!

Karl
Posted 03/16/2007 06:22:49 PM

Update 3/15/07: DiMeo has since retained a new attorney in this ongoing matter, namely Alan Nochumson, Esq., who currently serves as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. He has promptly filed a formal appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Oral arguments in this matter are now scheduled to be heard before the panel of Third Circuit federal judges. DiMeo said the defamation case is not over by any any means.

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