Phil Mickelson Brings Canadian Lawsuit to Expose Online Heckler
The golfer has gone to the Quebec Superior Court to compel a local Internet service provider to identify a subscriber who allegedly started "vicious" online rumors.
TORONTO - Golfer Phil Mickelson has gone to the Quebec Superior Court to compel a local Internet service provider, Videotron Ltd., to disclose the identity of an online heckler.
The lawsuit, filed in the Montreal court on Jan. 25, demands the name of a Videotron subscriber who made “vicious” statements against Mickelson and his wife on Yahoo Sports on Nov. 11 and 12, The Globe and Mail reported Thursday.
The lawsuit against Videotron S.E.N.C. alleges someone using the pseudonyms “Fogroller and “Longitude” claimed the three-time Masters champion has an illegitimate child and that his wife had a affair with basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Mickelson is seeking a court order to name the online heckler and stop his “false and wrongful statements.”
“Frankly, we’ve had enough,” Glenn Cohen, Mickelson’s Florida-based lawyer, told the Globe and Mail.