'Jail Denton' Posters Appear in New York, Calling Out "Guilty" Gawker Founder
The Twitter account @JailDenton posted images of Denton, accusing him of crimes including "blackmail, extortion, stalking."
Posters have appeared around New York calling for the incarceration of Gawker founder Nick Denton.
The images, plastered around the city as well as on the Twitter account @JailDenton, feature Denton behind bars under the headline "Guilty." A list of accused crimes against the Gawker founder are listed around his face, and include "publishing nude photos of a minor, criminal invasion of privacy, lying to a federal judge, blackmail, extortion, stalking, revenge porn." Each poster says it is "produced by W.A.R.P. (Women Against Revenge Porn)."
Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June, and Denton filed for personal bankruptcy this month after he lost an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Hulk Hogan. The lawsuit stemmed from a 2012 post where Gawker invited its readers to watch Hogan have sex with a woman later revealed to be the wife of his best friend. A judge upheld the $140.1 million verdict against Gawker, including $10 million to be paid by Denton personally. Hogan is only one in a long list of Gawker's critics, who has called out the media company in the past for posting "revenge porn" as well as publicly shaming celebrities and journalists.
The posters appeared around New York this week, with corresponding tweets posted by @JailDenton, a newly created Twitter account. Also listed on the posters are "unindicted co-conspirators," including "Buzzfeed, Ziff Davis, The Rubicon Project, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, The New York Times."
See some of the images posted by @JailDenton below.
The Top 13 Things Nick Denton Will Really Miss When He's In Prison For Financial Fraud And Corporate Malfeasance pic.twitter.com/YFN3EqKLTa— Jail Denton (@JailDenton) August 10, 2016