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Mickelson pro golfer Phil Mickelson is about find out who's been -- -- all that nasty stuff about his wife and him on the interwebs.
He claims somebody with a username -- -- roller and another one called a longitude.
Has been defaming him and now -- -- is forcing Internet provider to reveal that person's true identity.
Phil Mickelson wants to know so he can sue over what he calls vicious.
And what does this work -- stations.
Vick's face as we don't find out what that means they'll -- -- word of the -- comments on line Trace -- in the West Coast news of this web poster turned up and -- Today.
Yeah I needed -- -- -- -- -- and actually filed this complaint originally in San Diego where he lives and then the court authorized him to serve a subpoena on Yahoo!.
And what Yahoo! did we came back with -- name of somebody who lived in Montreal but at that point in time.
All Mickelson had it was a name and -- zip code now a Montreal Internet provider has been told by court they have to give up.
The address and the cell phone and the home phone of this user by Thursday of next -- now it's unclear exactly what Phil Mickelson is seeking.
In this lawsuit but he says all he really wants is for this person to stop posting those types of comments yeah what what did fog roller actually have to say here.
You know what he kept saying kept posting that Phil Mickelson had an illegitimate child and that his wife Amy who has battled breast cancer was having affairs Mickelson of course -- both of those.
Blatant lies in these -- started appearing after Mickelson was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
I now anonymous speech has traditionally Ben protected like a newspaper -- a source or a whistle blower.
But because the Internet is so prevalent -- anybody can get on and write whatever they want to in this case the court ruled that this person who -- he whoever he or she is.
Is actually responsible for what they posted on -- Little -- and find out who it is Trace Gallagher in the Los Angeles by the way vaccination is.
Don't immediately being extremely.
I know that I would state school let's bring -- the lawyers back Fox News legal analyst Mercedes go into -- defense attorney Rachel who was here and Mercedes.
I thought you had to prove malice I thought it was for celebrity the -- I thought the -- was higher.
It's higher but in this case it's defamation purse say they are so untrue -- it's reckless disregard of the truth.
Telling saint is someone this individuals had an adulterous affair you mean that the candidates the being read the reputation or -- or the loss of reputation.
Generally we -- a defamation case -- -- -- Hi my reputation been diminished in in the community you have to campus and not when it comes to adulterous affairs like this.
Improbable for Phil saying you know what I'm not gonna take this anymore this is discussed think he shouldn't be happening.
And freedom of speech that's not an unfettered right that you have -- definitely -- and start -- someone -- I disagree I think it was terrible advice for Phil Mickelson to be going after this person because now and pun intended to -- was talking about Phil Mickelson has now become national -- that were all repeating -- rumors -- -- at some what was once small gossip has now become a big story.
Anonymous speech should be protected this is a terrible ruling it has much bigger Faxon just on Phil Mickelson.
Well -- -- we know honestly -- but look at it this way if he fuel around these individuals to cloak their identity they're gonna continue doing this type of -- especially when it comes to something like this.
How many hits in this -- I went in Google and just put in myself.
It's got -- millions millions of hits that's just all of a sudden it but no honestly it generates itself and have that many hits even before this.
I don't know who believes anything they read that -- so there I mean.
-- -- -- an anonymous speech has been protected the United States for very long time Supreme Court has said -- for ever and still continues to say even amongst in MacKey says that anonymous speech is a First Amendment right it's derived out of the First Amendment.
You have the right to free speech and that includes anonymous speech and it's something that.
And the Federalist papers are written anonymously it's something that is thing in this unfettered right to do so they cast to stuff when mr.
-- someone else that's of the ports that -- with the court ruled here as I wanna find out who it is I mean I just as the -- -- -- all -- you know next Thursday we're gonna go by then who's this Yahoo! do in this.
Think now that -- gonna feel I don't know it is a relative put him on the -- -- at the -- why would you do that to my glove the phone you don't be up there on him though lot of stuff on it I mean dollar mortgage or in the latest no it's crazy and it's nice to see you guys it's enjoy.
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