Self-Proclaimed 'Inventor Of Email' Is Back With Another Defamation Lawsuit - 2017-01-06
Shiva Ayyadurai hasn't been entirely successful in presenting himself as the inventor of email, as numerous experts and critics have publicly contended his claims are untrue. But one way in which Ayyadurai has truly distinguished himself is in his single-minded determination to destroy anyone who points this out. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner, Ayyadurai has trained his attention toward TechDirt's Mike Masnick, who has been especially relentless at asserting that Ayyaudurai's claims are bogus. Per Gardner:
On Wednesday, Harder's client Shiva Ayyadurai filed a $15 million libel lawsuit in Massachusetts against Masnick, Leigh Beadon and Techdirt parent company Floor64 Inc. over articles that doubted Ayyadurai's claim to have invented e-mail.