Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013  Posted by  Court, Online, U.S.

David Lee reports:

The son of energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens has moved to dismiss privacy claims over a tell-all blog that attributes his drug addiction to abuse his father allegedly heaped upon him during his childhood.

Pickens, his son T. Boone Pickens III, his daughter Pamela Pickens and his stepdaughter Elizabeth Cordia anonymously sued Michael Pickens in Dallas County Court in February, alleging that they received upsetting and frightening Tweets and emails because of the latter’s blog, “5 Days in Connecticut.”

Michael Pickens moved to dismiss and demanded damages on March 29, outing the identities of the plaintiffs. He argues that his posts are protected by the First Amendment.

Read more on Courthouse News.  So we have another case of how far a person can go in revealing information about others (family members) in telling their own stories without invading others’ rights.

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