August 16, 2018

Everyone gets their day in court. Even really strange folks and entities too. Well, it seems there’s a defamation lawsuit case in Boulder County District Court in which a famous UFO researcher has allegedly been saying humiliating and harmful things to the online community that could injure Gaia, Inc.’s professional reputation.

“Denver Luciferian coven equals CIA front” and “Satanists” are some of the accusations made by UFO and crop circle researcher, filmmaker and Nederland resident (who will remain un-named for this blog), the lawsuit alleges.1

Strange and Defamatory Accusations, Claims and Statements Made in the Gaia V. UFO Researchers Case

New Age Company Sues UFO Researcher for Defamation | Denver Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyer

New Age Company Sues UFO Researcher for Defamation | Denver Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyer

There’s no shortage of bizarre accusations and claims made by both sides in this stranger than fiction case:

  • In the lawsuit, Gaia claims to have paid the filmmaker $10,000 in advance for her movies to be distributed on Gaia’s TV subscription service.
  • Gaia claims the money was supposed to be an advance, but alleges that it never recovered those proceeds due to a remarkable lack of interest of subscribers of the UFO researher’s films.
  • The filmmaker told the Daily Camera that there was a huge interest in her films until Gaia buried her film titles somewhere on its website, and that subscribers were no longer able to find them.
  • Gaia says in the suit filed that it requested a return of some of the money as a condition of terminating the distribution agreement. In return, Gaia claims it would return the rights to her films to her. However, neither side was able to settle the disagreement out of court.
  • The lawsuit also alleges “as early as September 2017, and recently intensifying in nature and degree, (the filmmaker) embarked on a calculated course of conduct designed to attack Gaia’s business and its professional reputation.”2
  • Gaia claims the filmmaker has read documents in online videos that allege that Gaia’s executives and employers are involved in pedophilia, Luciferianism, Satanism, compute hacking, energy weapons, and inappropriate business dealings.
  • Gaia says those accusations are completely false, and said they have even had to take extra security measures because of threats they have received.
  • Gaia also issued the following statement: “Our mission to empower the evolution of consciousness has been unwavering. And while we support healthy debate of diverse views for our collective expansion, we will not tolerate defamation of our good character or that of our members.”
  • Gaia is seeking $1 million in damages as well as a public apology.
  • The filmmaker, who had contemplated a counter suit but decided against it, said: “Do I feel like I’m making anything up? Not in the least. I stand by what I said. What I said were not my own words. I’ve lived here 45 years and have had people tell me grueling stories about these guys and their black magic.”

What Must Gaia Prove to Win Their Defamation Case?

There are defamation laws in every state. The following are the four main things that must be proven by plaintiffs to win a defamation case:

  1. Plaintiff must prove that the defendant made a false and defamatory statement about them.
  2. Plaintiff must prove that the defendant published a defamatory remark about them with a third party without permission.
  3. Plaintiff must prove that the publisher of the defamatory material acted in a negligent manner with regard to the material.
  4. In Colorado, the plaintiff must also prove special damages.

Contact a Denver Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyer at Downey & Associates, PC

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1“UFO filmmaker who called former client ‘Luciferian’ sued for defamation” published in Business Den, Aug. 2018.

2“Gaia sues Boulder UFO filmmaker for defamation” published in Daily Camera, Aug. 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Contract Disputes, Defamation of Character