Lauren Boebert Dragged After Threatening Legal Action Against Parody Website For 'Defaming' Her
Lauren Boebert is roaring back into the public eye again this week after she threatened legal acton against the creator of a Boebert parody website for alleged "defamatory impersonation."
The Colorado Representative apparently told her press secretary, Jake Settle, to send a cease and desist order to the operator of TheLaurenBoebert.com,
That operator, a comedy writer named Toby Morton, promptly tweeted about the ridiculous email.
Settle also alleged that Morton was violating copyright law by using Boebert's photos on the site.
"This is Jake Settle. Jake is the Press Secretary for @laurenboebert. Lauren told Jake to use his government email to send me a cease and desist order to take down my website, http://TheLaurenBoebert.com. Jake is not a lawyer..."
This is Jake Settle. Jake is the Press Secretary for @laurenboebert. Lauren told Jake to use his government email t… https://t.co/B9sy6sW8oT— Toby Morton (@Toby Morton) 1626299018.0
When another Twitter user asked Morton to share the email, he was happy to oblige.
" This website [...] needs to be taken down since the photos on here are copyrighted property of the U.S. Federal Government. They are the property of the office of Congressman Lauren Boebert, and your use of them is unauthorized and illegal."
"Additionally, the entire website is a defamatory impersonation, and it goes against relevant terms of service and U.S. law. Please remove it immediately or face further action."
Morton also said that he was speaking to an attorney about the email.
Speaking with my lawyer about the bogus cease and desist sent from non-lawyer and @laurenboebert Press Secretary, J… https://t.co/EEITbcLwZL— Toby Morton (@Toby Morton) 1626546991.0
Twitter was quick to join in on mocking Boebert.
The "Master Race" sure has mighty thin skin. https://t.co/1EyR14oCvX— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1626365858.0
@TeaPainUSA Lauren Boebert is an inspiration. I feel so inspired to launch a dozen Lauren Boebert parody sites— Jonathan (@Jonathan) 1626368170.0
@realTuckFrumper She is so enamored with the second amendment, she skipped over the first entirely. 😂🤣— Lori Beatty🌴 (@Lori Beatty🌴) 1626363843.0
@laurenboebert I had to check to see if this was a parody account, what with the, “I benefited from government hand… https://t.co/Zhog3Xk4MD— You Can Call Me Al (@You Can Call Me Al) 1626145819.0
@TeaPainUSA I find that when you treat MAGA as they treat others, MAGA starts to whine and cry. So annoying.— billbill (@billbill) 1626366042.0
@RawStory She is not going to like it when she looks up satire laws as they apply to public figures.— World Citizen (@World Citizen) 1626364044.0
@ungerbn103 @RawStory @laurenboebert is the joke AND the punchline— Rockymountaingirl (@Rockymountaingirl) 1626398675.0
@jpmaizel @RawStory @SuzanneinLGB To the tune of I Fought The Law: I fought a cow & the...cow won, I fought a cow & the...cow won.— Mike_Gibson 🇨🇦 (@Mike_Gibson 🇨🇦) 1626370204.0
@tobymorton @EricCla25834909 @laurenboebert A government official threatening the free speech of a citizen...hmmmm.… https://t.co/HZN3YfKV1k— Francisco (@Francisco) 1626366878.0
@tobymorton @laurenboebert A government staffer using their government provided email to threaten your fair use and… https://t.co/bNp6OuKAe3— 🎆PK 🎮 (@🎆PK 🎮) 1626299485.0
@BeingJWood @realTuckFrumper It seems like such a simple concept.— DeepSeaColin (@DeepSeaColin) 1626366407.0
Counter to Boebert's apparent wishes, the intimidating message from Settle has gone a long way toward driving more traffic to the parody site.
Listen Twitter fam, https://t.co/zjr5H9soIR visits and subscriptions are up 613% so please stop sharing because it’… https://t.co/kKSHumcePO— Toby Morton (@Toby Morton) 1626374454.0
Morton knows just what to do in response, too.
The views and subscriptions are through the roof for my website, https://t.co/zjr5H9soIR so the only logical next s… https://t.co/ddhgCylNnw— Toby Morton (@Toby Morton) 1626542504.0
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