Posted by Lee on February 13, 2002 at 16:58:48:
There is not much of a basis for lawsuits when people are expressing opinions, and when there is evidence to support those opinions.
If he files a lawsuit against anyone, he will force himself to produce documents, answer questions under oath, and provide potential witness lists under penalty of perjury or contempt of court.
There might be information that Ross would prefer to keep private that would certainly be make public information. There might be witnesses who appear on behalf of the defendants to such a lawsuit whose testimony might not be welcomed by the plaintiff. Any records of complaints to the Better Business Bureau, state Attorney Generals, and other authorities and agencies would certainly be explored at great length. Anything sensational would make an interesting story line for the media.
There would most likely be a countersuit. Litigation can be used as a strategic weapon.
This could ultimately become very, very expensive for Ross.
All this is just fanciful speculation, of course!
I understand that the operators of this site have made a business decision that pursuing this course of action would not be profitable. We need to respect that decision.
But there are plenty of other boards on the internet on which they are still discussing Mr. Whitey.