An unusual ruling, to say the least.
Can’t make anyone happy today.
I will say again: YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW. And I was well aware that no one would forget my Substack on June 6, the one where I promised all of you there would be no settlement without third-party discovery.
So you can choose to believe I went back on my word for 30 pieces of silver, or you can choose to believe I meant what I said. Anyone who wants a donation back is welcome to it, just let me know.
This was what everyone needed to hear, IMO. He offered refunds if people wanted them (most don't, but it's the principle, especially if people who aren't well off gave from their savings, etc, to help in this historic moment), & in so many words said he didn't break his promises, instead of pretending like he never said those things. I was always going to wait & see what comes to pass before i made a final judgement (i try to give the benefit of the doubt when someone hasn't lied to me before), but this statement makes it much easier to do that with peace of mind (for me anyways). Thanks for this statement/acknowledgement.
Wow! Have to say, I love when a judge puts their foot down and says you can act accordingly on both tracks. I've seen this up close and personal right before trial. The opposing party knew their case was crap and then tried to have a negotiation rather than start the trial. The judge pretty much laughed them off.
Here, the parties already conferred and had agreed to a discovery schedule. This really increases the pressure. Horsey Legal offers a guesstimate that the Lil Bird would rather find a settlement than be forced to turn over scores of documentation it doesn't want to ever see the light of day or land in the hands of an adversary (the plaintiff).
It also would appear to this Horse, Alex has held the line on a dual track in some vein. There's been no capitulation to any right to discovery and clearly, there's been no sign off to any settlement.
So, some folks got way ahead of their skis here. Once again, I can only tangibly offer my pending congratulations to Alex. That and he clearly is standing firm from where he sits and is offering donors their funds upon request while the case is still being sorted.
All good bro, people on all “sides” are so quick to judgement and emotion. You’ve done amazing work.
Haters gonna hate
Me thinks lil bird didn’t want to cough up data proving what we all know & would’ve thrown endless $ to keep the legal battle on loop. You did a great & brave thing taking them on, proud to have donated.
Anyone who, in these comments, attempts to paint Alex in a bad light (ie. Alex sold out for (metaphorically) 30 pieces of silver) are either shallow and/or ignorant or an agent of those who wish to silence him / harm him. If they are honest, they would understand that a settlement that requires the discovery be made public as part of the settlement is the victory we were promised. What Alex wanted to expose was how government and Twitter were colluding. The discovery would reveal that. When we take into consideration that Alex's financial ability (including our support) is minuscule compared to what Twitter has at their disposal, if release of the discovery is part of the settlement, to settle is the best option of all and the winners are us, the public. Anyone else who comments otherwise here exposes themselves as a disinfo agent for Alex's opposition and/or those who align with them politically. Wake Up!
You got me thru some rough ass times man
Still have my support ride or die
Am glad you’ve slain this dragon. It will free up more of your time to do what you do: unflinchingly tell the truth. G-d bless you and keep you and your family.
“where I promised all of you there would be no settlement without third-party discovery”
Take a hint, he can’t say it any clearer!
Lol Im breaking out the popcorn No Alex I don’t want my $$ back this is too much fun go gettem😄
Just destroy Twitter and you’ll have my undying love forever
You tell them! Everyone has a stinking opinion on everything without knowing anything. So Annoying.
I'm choosing to stand by Alex I've been shown no reason to doubt the man's sincerity, all you people going bat shit maybe you should let this thing play out Before you start tossing out baseless accusations and jumping to foolish conclusions
It is foolish that people donated money to Alex for this lawsuit. The outcome was never - I repeat, NEVER - going to benefit anyone but Alex. Did you think the end result would be a reformed internet media platform that would henceforth honor the First Amendment rights of its users? Especially it’s users who speak truth? Folly. And Alex can forever hide behind confidentiality agreements to avoid sharing with us the extent of the ‘victory’ won in the name of Free Speech.
Live and learn! And exactly what great fight has Alex been fighting for the greater good anyway? It’s always been about Alex’s reputation…..not about anything else.
Enjoy your proceeds, buddy. Glad I never was a paid subscriber.
How can you... who brought this against censorship and who promised to show us everything- and raised $$$ on that idea, have settled for a confidential settlement???
I'm good with waiting for the truth to come out, Alex.
I believe you've been forthright and as open as the legal side of this morass will allow. You're right, none of us know what we don't know - so, until then, full speed ahead and best wishes!
Good job, and keep up the fight. Thank you for keeping up informed.
Thank you Alex for the work you’ve done over the last 2+ years- you really helped my family.
We appreciate you!
Alex, you did so much the last few years for all of us. You helped me get through covid! You did it all for free. So today you get reimbursed for your hard work. God bless and keep up the good work!
You should’ve said that up front … again, you don’t truly know your audience if you didn’t anticipate this reaction
Alex - You can do what you want obviously BUT you should absolutely refund every cent donated for your legal cause, without anyone asking for it. This was not a Legal Defense Fund. It was an offensive lawsuit that most of not all got behind because we are sick and tired of being bullied and shut down by The Left and this includes Twitter. You settled and that obviously pays handsomely otherwise you would not have done it. This includes a massive BDA and no public admission of guilt. So, you may have been able to have one looks is behind the curtain to see a small morsel of evidence that makes you feel good or at least good enough to also accept the mountain of cash for going away and being quiet. The right thing to do and to remain credible would be to refund all money immediately and move on. Possibly you got a note via carrier pigeon from Musk asking you to do this and he promised let it all out once he closes on his purchase this October. That would be great but also won’t move the needle much on your credibility. The “I can’t talk about this…” defense just only goes so far. So, I am still very happy that you undertook this action but the majority who supported you and the effort got absolutely zilch. .
The lack of open discovery is disappointing. I suppose this result will still discourage Twitter from randomly canceling people out of fear of litigation. Or maybe they'll just do it anyway and know that people can be bought.
A piss ant who would attack an ally on national TV, and not have the balls to apologize (still waiting on your “evidence” - not that one piece of shit study you fell back on) - is the same piss ant who WOULD sell out for 30 pieces of silver.
Parties settle and this one must have been decent to stop this case in its tracks. But the idea was to take Twitter to the mat on 1st Amendment issues. Now that will not happen. People financed Alex's lawsuit for justice in what would have been a landmark decision, not for a wormy payout to him and his lawyers.
What about those of us unemployed because we wouldn't take the jab and could only send thoughts and prayers?
Here's another promise Alex made in that June 6 Substack:
"I have agreed to a single 10-day delay on discovery; there will be no more delays."
Apparently Alex didn't mean what he said about that!! And maybe that's why the judge won't agree to the entire delay this time.
I certainly hope that you are restored to Twitter as the world is a much better place with a everyone's opinions, yours especially.
Thank you for fighting the good fight. Litigation is wildly expensive.
I am a little concerned that a confidentiality agreement is part of a settlement agreement in this case. Will we ever know the extent of Twitter's deception?
I would like a refund. I sent a check directly to your attorney. What is the process to get my money back?
Not sure what some of you are reading but Alex said this.
“Whereas, the parties have reached a settlement in principle.”
“even then I won’t be able to say much about the specifics of the settlement, as those are largely confidential.”
Now what does that say? We have agreed to settle and it is confidential. If that is not correct then it is really easy to say otherwise but Alex has not.
Alex, if you haven’t settled tell us. If it isn’t confidential tells. That will clear everything up.
It’s Outrage Culture days
I'd like my money back. I sent a check directly to your attorney. What information do you need to make my refund happen?
Keep the money. It was a good cause and the weight of your support from readers played a part in your leverage. Hope this means you are back on Twitter to torment the deniers.
This changes nothing. There is apparently a settlement agreement, which will most likely contain strict confidentiality provisions. The fact that discovery can continue for a few days, while the agreement is finalized means very little.
I want the info in discovery, you deadbeat grifter.
Grifters gonna grift. And none has grifted harder than you, Alex. Glad your hypocrisy is catching up with you.
I really appreciate your writing. Even if you did change your mind, that would be fine with me. We don't need to search for reasons to condemn each other. Enough of that already.
I continue to support you Alex, keep up the good work. Even way before the Twitter case you provided extremely valuable information for freedom and transparency. I won't forget that.
With the way Twitter employees work about four hours a week I guess it’s going to take a long time to get it together … maybe they’re gonna have to work like regular people eh?
I am choosing to believe Alex.
I gladly donated. No complaints. Tell us what you can, when you can. The fact that lil bird wanted to settle says a lot. Fook Twitter and the horse they rode in on.
So why report this only one day ago: "Now, I can’t say anything more until we actually file the settlement and dismiss the case, and even then I won’t be able to say much about the specifics of the settlement, as those are largely confidential." It's not about getting money back, but rather about a process that is now questionable. Maybe the judge is smelling a rat!!!
You've been a straight shooter from the start, and have never let us down. I never doubted and it is obvious to your detractors you did not cave. It sounds like the Little Bird is trying to minimize the inevitable damage.
Alex, suggest you keep court stuff in court until you have a final outcome.
The US legal system is as broken as US political system. It is SO complex and crammed with technicalities, pleas and side deals that it has practically ceased to function.
Certainly TRUTH is one of the major casualties, along with JUSTICE, and TRANSPARENCY is long gone.
If you have enough money you can basically get away with murder.
It's utterly IRONIC that this simple case - about FREEDOM of SPEECH - is shrouded in mystery and secrecy and we are legally forbidden to know the details.
So who does the LAW really SERVE?
Where I come from you would gift back by check to everyone that made it possible for you to receive
“ compensation “ for being wronged. When it was final and you were in receipt of the proceeds. Many checks will not be cashed but many will by those who were happy to help you proceed.
Quite simple. Otherwise you are going out to dinner on the donors money as well as Twitters.
Could a bit of patience been in order here Alex? Could you not just be quiet for a day or two, allowing Twitter defendants to sweat it out? This angry grandstanding is really disappointing. You look like a media junkie, rather than a smart journalist. Insulting your audience is never a good option. Patience. Silence. For just a few more days. SMH....
The donation was because you were a lifeline during peak covid. When I started doubting myself I would read your posts and would remain steadfast in my decision. So will take you at your word and hope to see you back on Twitter!
The problem with settlements where the accused doesn't disclose and pays or negotiates their way to maintain silence/secrecy/deniability is that this rarely results in true reform of the accused. It doesn't uphold justice as much as it perverts it.
I submit to all the very long list of abusers who settle their way out, keeping their abuse under wraps - and merely modify their behaviors to be more careful, at best, while continuing to be an abuser of others. In those too-frequent ,cases settling is a form of enabling.
This is an example of the world we live in, so many people rushing to judgement before they even have the facts. Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.