'Act Now,' Delete The Cow: Devin Nunes' Lawyer Demands Democrat Remove Twitter Parody Account - 2019-11-05

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F267.png 'Act Now,' Delete The Cow: Devin Nunes' Lawyer Demands Democrat Remove Twitter Parody Account November 5, 2019, Benjamin Fearnow, Newsweek

California GOP congressman Devin Nunes' attorney sent a letter demanding that his former Democratic rival immediately delete "malicious" tweets sent from an anonymous "Devin Nunes' Cow" account.

Nunes' lawyer, Steven Biss, sent an October 11 letter of "grave import and enormous consequence," pushing Andrew Janz of the Fresno County District Attorney's Office to cease and desist use of a parody Twitter account Janz has repeatedly denied controlling. Biss told the Democratic prosecutor, who unsuccessfully ran for Nunes' congressional seat in 2018, to stop "coordinating, instigating, aiding and abetting" the @DevinCow account which has amassed more than 630,000 Twitter followers, The Fresno Bee reported Tuesday.

The cow parody account gained hundreds of thousands of followers just hours after Fox News announced in April that Nunes had filed a defamation lawsuit against Twitter in Virginia. A second account, "Devin Nunes' Mom," was also targeted by the California congressman and accused of cyberbullying. Biss' October letter cited California state laws that prevent the use of electronic devices to harass someone to the extent they fear for their safety.

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