Gawker Media Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Lawsuit Over leaked Script
Quentin Trantino has a legal battle on his hands as Gawker, the website being sued for posting links to copies of the 'Hateful Eight' leaked script, are not backing down from the film maker.
Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against the website Gawker for linking leaked copies of his 'Hateful Eight' script into one of their articles. The article that contained that posted the URL links was titled 'Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino 'Hateful Eight' Script'.
The film maker's lawyer has also allegedly instructed the website to remove the links on several occasions, before the lawsuit was filed.
Quentin Tarantino filed a lawsuit against Gawker
Tarantino's suit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles and obtained by THR, states "Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck."
"This time, they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff's screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire Screenplay illegally."
Om Monday afternoon (Jan 27th) the website posted a six-point article titled, 'Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Over Link to Script He Wants Online', which implies the 50 year-old is at fault for the script surfacing online, due to making his complaint about his script being leaked in Hollywood so public.
"It was Tarantino himself who turned his script into a news story, one that garnered him a great deal of attention," the post continues.
Gawker also point out the fact that they aren't the source of the leak, as it reads, "Someone unknown to Gawker put it on a website called AnonFiles, and someone unknown to Gawker put it on a different website called Scribd."
Adding, "Last Thursday, Gawker received a tip from a reader informing us that the script was on the AnonFiles site, after which Gawker published a story reporting that the script had surfaced online."
The website claims Tarantino made the news of the leak too public
The post concludes by reminding readers of what the purpose of their website is, delivering news to its visitors, and Tarantino made this leaked script news.
"News of the fact that it existed on the Internet advanced a story that Tarantino himself had launched, and our publication of the link was a routine and unremarkable component of our job: making people aware of news and information about which they are curious," concludes the post," it finished.
The post makes it clear that Gawker do have a solid argument and are willing to go into a legal battle with the 'Django Unchained' director.